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? 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 Related resources DVD/CD ROM Problems !!!!!! - Forum Need a laptop or notebook - Forum USB and DVD/CD Burners Won't Read Anything?? - Forum Bizarre behavior from DVD/CD RW drive - can't burn DVDs - Forum DVD/CD missing after changing drives - 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 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 hella-d February 7, 2012 2:10:24 AM Just Go To Ebay, And Just Search For The Drive For Your Particular Laptop Model Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumReplacing dvd- rw ForumDVD RW (CD RW ) no longer recognized ForumExternal CD- RW for notebook ForumHelp Regarding buying a Gaming notebook ForumHow to put dvd/cd drivers back in vista ForumNeed a replacement for CD- RW /DVD drive for Toshiba Satellite ForumNotebook vs Netbook/Laptop which to buy? Forum**Help**Dramatic Decrease in FPS for WoW--- ForumNotebook for 3D rendering ForumDell XPS M1530 BD/DVD- RW Drive ForumLaptop memory question ForumLaptop powers on with no screen or beeps ForumWill this recovery work with L505 ES5034 Windows 7 ForumI Can\'t figure out how to use my camera on my Acer Aspire one lap top. Help? ForumHelp with finding a Laptop under 850-900 $ More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !