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Yes, it is possible, but it may be difficult depending on the make (HPaq?) and
model of the laptop. Deep down inside, all CD-ROMs and CD-RWs manufactured for
use in laptops and other smallish computers are the same. They have the same
basic shape and physical connector for the data-and-power cable.
Where this gets dicey is in two areas:
1. The plastic front bezel is often customized and oddly-shaped to fit the
overall design of the laptop.
2. The data-and-power connector is often added on and distinctive, once again to
fit the overall design of the laptop.
Unless you can buy a CD-RW with an HPaq part number designed expressly for your
model of laptop computer, be prepared for some very tedious fiddling around to
get another CD-RW connected up and working smoothly... Ben Myers
On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 01:19:24 +1000, "barbibiz" <email@example.com>
>Is it possible to replace a CDRom in a laptop with a CDRW?, and where can
>you get one from if you can..