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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 9:21:55 AM

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Hi. New here.
I'm repairing a Pavilion 533w. It seems the combo Philips CDRW/DVD-ROM drive is
dead. The computer had been freezing for the past week, the drive would not
eject a disk, and now it will not boot with the combo drive connected. It boots
fine, and seems stable, without the drive connected.
I will be trying a known-good CDR/RW drive tomorrow, just to test the IDE
channel. But I would like to replace the combo drive with one of equal
functionality.
HP wants C$221.00 for what is essentially a C$40.00 drive. And they want the old
one back.
Question - can I just install another brand combo drive? That's what I would do
with a "generic" machine, but I don't know if I will run into any driver issues
with the Pavilion and XP.
Any advice appreciated.

Regards,

Paul Babiak.
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Anonymous
August 28, 2005 10:58:15 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

Paul,

As far as I know You can replace the drive with any slimline
dvd/cdrw/cd/dvd/combo drive.
I have my HP Pavilion ze4228 combodrive replaced with a NEC dual layer
dvd/rw drive (109 euro's)
Therefore I had to pull out the speaker unit and the keyboard. That's all!
HP has an PDF manual for this on the website.


Kind regards,

George Vroegop
Delft, The Netherlands


"Paul Babiak" <noway@uwish.com> schreef in bericht
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> Hi. New here.
> I'm repairing a Pavilion 533w. It seems the combo Philips CDRW/DVD-ROM
> drive is
> dead. The computer had been freezing for the past week, the drive would
> not
> eject a disk, and now it will not boot with the combo drive connected. It
> boots
> fine, and seems stable, without the drive connected.
> I will be trying a known-good CDR/RW drive tomorrow, just to test the IDE
> channel. But I would like to replace the combo drive with one of equal
> functionality.
> HP wants C$221.00 for what is essentially a C$40.00 drive. And they want
> the old
> one back.
> Question - can I just install another brand combo drive? That's what I
> would do
> with a "generic" machine, but I don't know if I will run into any driver
> issues
> with the Pavilion and XP.
> Any advice appreciated.
>
> Regards,
>
> Paul Babiak.
> --
> return email paulbabiak at rogers dot com
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