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Need to replace double layer dvd +-rw burner in my Gateway 838 GM. Will the curved front be a problem ?

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  • rcelmore Jun 30, 2009

    Thanks. I should have added that I am considering replacing it with an LG burner that has a flat face. Other than looking a little odd on the curved front of the tower , should it work ?

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Hi,
You will have no problem at all replacing the DVD/RW, you may however have to pop the front off the tower, you do this by pulling on the front bottom of the unit and the cover should pop off, the DVD itself will unscrew from the case.




Good luck

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Jul 01, 2009

    It will work yes but as you said is may look a little odd, however performance wise i recommend Liteon DVD/RW's for quality.
    If you get one boxed and beige coloured one it will no doubt come with snap on fronts which are usually black and gray, in some OEM desktops the front of the DVD/RW will fit onto a new DVD/RW, check the box of your new drive to see if it comes with swappable fronts as yours may fit!!!



    Good luck.


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