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Spindle for cd drive broken

I have a dell inspiron 1100 laptop, about four years old and the spindle for my cdrw/dvd drive has broken off. I am speaking of the piece that you clip the cd or dvd onto. The piece is lost.

Can i replace the little spindle?

If i need to buy a new drive does it have to be a dell part?

Is an external drive just as good as an internal if i need to replace the drive.

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Re: spindle for cd drive broken

I'd suggest you change the drive,, DVD DRIVES FOR LAPTOPS are usually standered parts Take the drive out and buy one and replace it. I dont think you laptop might require a special drive Laptop usually carry standered drives meaning any one should work.

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Re: spindle for cd drive broken

Having the same problem. It is fixable. Let me ask around!

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