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Using Laptop's DVD writer on Desktop

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February 26, 2013 10:34:43 AM

I have a DVD writer from my Inspiron 1420 laptop, which I'd like to reuse in my desktop. Problem is, I'm not sure how to do it. The model is Toshiba Samsung TS-L632. The solution can be either using it externally or internally, but external is preferable.

Here is the DVD writer connector:
Connector

Also the front bay is a bit weird because it's not symmetrical (might prevent it from being used internally):
Front bay

P.S.: any help is greatly appreciated, but thank you for not suggesting me to buy a new $20 DVD writer ;) 
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February 26, 2013 10:45:17 AM

you can't dont be cheap and buy internal optical drive
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February 26, 2013 10:50:09 AM

:na:  I'm not being cheap. I just feel it's such a waste to throw away a perfectly fine and working DVD writer. I actually have another internal DVD on hand.
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February 26, 2013 10:50:40 AM

That is not going to work. Just buy a 20 dollar drive for your desktop.. try to sell it on ebay.
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February 26, 2013 11:24:51 AM

Hmm... tough luck. Thanks anyway guys.
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February 26, 2013 11:26:14 AM

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February 26, 2013 4:30:34 PM

I looked at My Acer AME600 PC today and noticed that Acer used a laptop dvd drive on a pc. what I saw was that that they screwed a bracket under the drive so it would fit in a pc. The connector of your drive looks different so I am not sure if the connector will fit a pc.
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February 27, 2013 8:46:12 AM

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