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Dvd drive not working

Dvd drive wont work properly, it ejects on its own, it wont always read dvd's or games, can i replace dvd drive with any make, or do i have to use an acer dvd drive?

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  • Craig Ward
    Craig Ward Sep 09, 2008

    dvd wont play dvds .just plays cds,it is a inspiron 1501 vista

  • rushingmom Oct 15, 2008

    Have the exact same laptop with the same problem. Major issue as cannot recovery hard drive without internal CDROM. Will have to replace. Broke 1 year 1 month after purchase (and yes, warranty ended at one year. Sigh)

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Just buy a replacement cd/dvd drive. make sure to take the old drive out and take it with you to the parts store so that you match the new with the old.

depending on the store you buy it from, take the notebook with you so that you can ascertain the fit and work properly.

a good store is micro center. web site: microcenter.com. they will not charge you a dime to test the new drive. and, they have the best price.

you can buy any brand so long as the connectors are same: samsung, toshiba, sony, nec, etc.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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You can use any make certified for your OS. If it's Windows, you have many choices.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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