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Installing standard third-party optical drives in VAIO PCV-650 case

My Sony VAIO PCV-650 has a dead DVD drive. I am sufficiently hardware-competent to replace the drive with a new one, except for one thing:

The case front panel has nonstandard half-height openings in front of its removable-media drive bays, and there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to remove the panels which block the other half of the opening..

Do those panels interfere with the ability of generic third-party optical drives to open and close? Do I *have* to get a Sony-branded replacement drive? What do I do to get a working DVD drive into that horrible case?

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Hi there. I've worked for Sony VAIO and can assure you that the only solution is to get a Sony Branded Spare parts. The parts of Sony VAIO are very specific. As of now I see that the only solution for you is to either contact Sony Service Center or go for an external DVD Drive.

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