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DVD-CDRW doesn't read anymore..need instructions to install a new one

My DVD-CDRW combo drive has stopped working. It won't do an auto-run, or read anything. I can find sites where I can buy a new one for around $150.00. I need to know how easy it is to install a new one in these laptops, whether I can do it myself or just have someone else do it, even though that would be the more costly way.
Laura

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  • laura46 May 11, 2008

    M45-S265 (PSM40U07V001) PC is the Laptop model number. I am running Windows XP. All had been fine with the DVD-CDR combo drive. Then one day I inserted a disk and it ususally auto runs right to the install. Not this time. Tried a few times, turned on and off, etc.

    Then I thought I'd try the old System Restore...and of course that wouldn't boot either. I looked at My Computer to see what it showed on there, and it didn't even show that drive. If I need to install a new one, is there anyway to get instructions for that?

    Thank you for any help,

    Laura

  • laura46 May 11, 2008

    Where might I look to find a less expensive optical drive for my laptop, please< i don't have time to sit and search hundreds of sites,but would of course like to get a better price.

  • laura46 May 12, 2008

    I haven't tried to remove the old drive yet, it scares me, but I knkow it has to be easy. The link you sent takes me to a Samsung, but it looks like my Toshiba. Will it work/ are they interchangable like these? The price sure is better if it will fit in my computer. The Samsung name just threw me off. You know this stuff, so if you say Samsung is the one, I certainly will buy at that price!

    Laura

  • Ian Cormier
    Ian Cormier May 11, 2010

    what is the brand of laptop what is the os your running and anyother info thanx

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I had this same problem and fixed it. In many cases there is NO NEED TO GET an new combo if the old one isn't physically broken. All you need to do is run an optical drive fix. This fixes the registry filters and should handle your problem immediately.

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Rarely will you find a model with a hard to remove cd-rom drive. Ussually it takes just one screw to remove the drive. If you have trouble replacing the drive yourself there are usually repair manuals available on the manufacturers website, or we'd be happy to find the manual or a tutorial for you :-) (given the exact make and model # of your laptop)

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    Ian Culp May 11, 2008

    BTW, $150 is a steep price for an optical drive, even for a laptop. You should be able to find it for about a third of that price :-)

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    Ian Culp May 12, 2008

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

    The mounting brackets can be removed from your existing drive and installed on this drive. Were you able to remove the old drive?

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    Ian Culp May 12, 2008

    Yes that samsung drive WILL fit in your laptop. All you have to do is unscrew the mounting brackets from the old drive and screw them onto the new drive. Once again I have no step-by-step tutorial for you, but it is a fairly simple process. The only thing you have to worry about is losing those teeny tiny screws :-)

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