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How to replace DVD drive for LG LS50a

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My DVD writer in my LG LS50a is broken and needs to be replaced. LG have advised that a standard IDE burner that fits will be ok for replacement but I have two questions. Firstly can I just buy any slim IDE DVD writer and secondly, I have found it very difficult to dismantle the laptop. Do you have any directions as to replace a disc drive in the LG LS50a? It does not seem like an easy task yet my laptop is not worth much these days that there is no point in spending so much money going to LG or the other computer guys who want to charge me an arm and a leg. Help!

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  • Wallingha May 05, 2008

    Hi, i'm not really understanding what you are trying to say. In no way did I indeed to "dispose or scape" of my laptop as it is in perfect working order and has very good specs that handle a lot of my bigger programs.



    I was asking how you open up my model and replace the drive? Your comment makes no sense at all.

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Hi,
plase make sure in ur mind without dvd also ur lg ls50 is worthy.

if ur despose it then there is no resale value will be but if u give to any cherity. if it is good then cherity trust will give u blessings.
it will be help ful for cheritable trust.. so please don't scrabe it donate it to charity trust..
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