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Replacing a dvd player in my desktop computer

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Hi,

I would like to help you with your problem but I need some more information. Please provide the model number of you computer and if it is a custom built system then the motherboard model. And most importantly, what steps have you already taken. Thanks.


Posted on May 07, 2010

  • tommiller289 May 11, 2010

    My computer is a Emachine # W3609



    I think the Motherboard # MSI N1996 OR MS-7142 VER. 1

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    Adnan Bhatti May 11, 2010

    Replacing the DVD drive is a straight forward process. Just take precautionary measures like isolating from mains power and not put too much strain when removing wires.

    When you remove the DVD drive you will notice two connectors: A flat cable and a four pin power connector. Or a SATA red cable and power cable. In both cases carefully remove the cables, remove drive. Put in the new drive and replace the cables. You have to make sure to purchase the right kind of DVD drive; SATA if you have a red cable and IDE if you have a flat cable. To make it easy, bring along the old drive when buying a new one.

    That is all what is required. After putting back the screws turn on your system and use it like you never opened it! Really its just that simple.

    Note: If you think the answer does not apply then please elaborate what you intend to do. Thanks.


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