Can i replace my notebook dvd/cd rw with any brand? Tags: DVD Notebooks CD-Rom Laptops Last response: February 7, 2012 2:10 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share benji9135 February 6, 2012 4:00:30 PM can i replace my notebook dvd/cd rw with any brand? More about : replace notebook dvd brand mcnumpty23 a b D Laptop February 6, 2012 4:11:07 PM not really on laptops there may be guide rails on the side of the dvd/cd drive and an adaptor on the back of it as well to make the connector in the right place for the particular model its sometimes possible to remove these and screw them onto a new drive but not guaranteed plus some drives are different thickness what model is it? m 0 l captaincharisma February 6, 2012 4:25:43 PM i am sure if he can find one that fits it will work. all laptops use SATA. if it is a very old laptop then it would be IDE m 0 l Related resources Free up space on DVD/CD RW D Drive - Forum How do I free up space on dvd/cd rw D drive - Forum Which DVD/CD RW? - Forum Free up space on DVD/CD RW D Drive - Forum -necdvd-rw nd-3550A DVD/CD RW drive - can\'t burn DVDs - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mcnumpty23 a b D Laptop February 6, 2012 4:41:08 PM its not the fact that its ide or sata thats the problem its the physical fit and the fact that even if its for example ide some makers put an adaptor on the back because the motherboard ide connector is in a different position on their laptop motherboard so the adaptor for example moves the ide connector on the drive from the right side to the left side to make it in the right place to connect to their motherboard best bet is remove the drive and get the model number from it and see if you can get an identical one m 0 l captaincharisma February 7, 2012 12:55:50 AM Quote:i am sure if he can find one that fits it will work. all laptops use SATA. if it is a very old laptop then it would be IDE i guess people don't read these days m 0 l hella-d February 7, 2012 2:10:24 AM Just Go To Ebay, And Just Search For The Drive For Your Particular Laptop Model m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Very slow DVD/CD RW drive Forum Undetested DVD/CD RW drivers Forum DVD/CD RW DRIVERS NOT RECOGNIZED Forum DVD/CD RW problem Forum dvd/cd RW drive does not autodetect Forum My question is can I have 2ea DVD/CD RW Drives active in W.. Forum XP-Pro Sony Vaio DVD-CD RW - not recognizing blank RW CD Forum DVDCD-RW Forum Bizarre behavior from DVD/CD RW drive - can't burn DVDs Forum Bizarre behavior from DVD/CD RW drive - can't burn DVDs Forum help pick a DVD/CD both RW... Forum replace DVD RW player reader Pioneer for Toshiba Forum SolvedIntel RST Drivers for off brand notebook Forum HP Pavilion G7 2233cl - Replace DVD RW with SSD, improve cooling, custom case. Forum Solvedcan i replace my defective corsair memory with another brand of ram Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !