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Can a user swap in a replacement DVD drive?

The DVD drive appears to have died. The tape deck is OK and I confirm it plays a tape. The DVD drive just "clicks" and we never get past "Load." I've built plenty of PCs and adding/replacing all kinds of drives is a no brainer. Will the replacement drive have to be a certain model?

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Any type will do but please ensure it has dual layer burning and comes complete with drivers

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1..Does the tape that you recorded on your deck sound OK on your deck ?
2..Does the tape that you recorded on your deck sound OK on other decks ?

If 1 and 2 are true, then your deck is OK.

If the tapes recorded on a specific deck sound bar on yours, but 1 and 2 are true, then the other deck is faulty.

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All decks are aligned just a little differently, but fairly close to each other.

first do the mechanicals....is the head of your deck spotlessly clean ?. Use 99% pure isopropanol alcohol and a cotton swab. Never use anything metal to clean the tape head. If you scratch the head, its toast.

If your deck is clean, plays its own recordings well, and those recordings play well on other decks, then your deck is not the problem.

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