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Can I replace the lens on the CD drive, without replacing the entire disk drive?

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  • francis_tail May 28, 2010

    Thanks. I agree because when I asked the repair shop, tthey quoted 75 pounds which is too expensive for a CD drive.

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Hi,
It depends if replacement lens is available and price is also does matter because some time replacement lens and complete cd drive prices are almost same.
I'm not sure what is model and brand of your cd drive so providing you general info.
Hope these info will help you.
Thanks.

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