I currently own an HP DV4-2040. When I bought the laptop it came with the optical drive already in the laptop and a cover-like thing to cover the optical drive when you remove it. Now I want to know is that is it better to not have the optical drive in the laptop when you barely use it? I hardly ever use the optical drive anyway.
So is it better to store the optical drive when you are not going to use it for a long period of time?
I'm trying to remove the optical drive as per the instructions on page 55. I've removed the screw and I have the drive open. When I pull on the drive drawer nothing moves. I am afraid if I pull harder I'll break it.
I have a dv4000. It's a bit dated at 3.5 years I've had it, but a pretty solid and reliable notebook. Never any big problems other than a small crack from handling it wrong. But I recently have had an optical drive problem the past couple of months. It doesn't usually bother me too much until I try to use it with a disc. I bought a Macbook and plan on selling this notebook soon, and want to see if I can fix the problem before I sell it, or at least come to the root.
I can hit it around the optical drive area and sometimes the drive will randomly come open. I didn't accidentally hit the button or anything. That or the light on it will start blinking for a bit. When I hit the button for it to open it takes like 10 tries or so of repeatedly hitting it before it will decide to open. When I get a disc in it sometimes it will blink for a bit and act as if there's no disc. I can open and close it again and it will sometimes recognize a disc and play it, but if I hit the area by the drive too hard it will quit running. I have tried reseating the drive. It seemed to work at first, but then it started up with the same problems. My best guess is that it coming disconnected with the data connectors or something and causing it to act up, but I wouldn't know how to keep it any more connected with only 1 screw holding it in...
when I was replacing my optical drive, I managed to tilt it upside down and several springs fell out. I have no clue where they came from specifically, other than knowing they have something to do with the sliding brackets on the sides.
I've searched frantically for a service manual on my optical drive to fix this problem, but I can't seem to find anything.
The drive in question is: DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Double-Layer Combo Drive with LightScribe
Part number (from the dv9000 service manual): 432973-001
I got the HP DV3T and was looking to see what options existed for upgrading the optical drive to support blu-ray but as of yet I have been unable to find what models of the slimline blu-ray drives are actually compatible with this laptop. Would anyone have any idea where I could find this information or better yet personal experience/knowledge of what will and will not work?
Im looking to replace my optical drive (wont read anything) ideally with something better. The problem is I havent found anything equivalent to a compatibility chart so as to choose from several options.
The notebook is an HP dv6304nr and it has an Optiarc AD-7530A...Can anyone offer a better compatible drive?
As most of you know there is a blu-ray drive shortage globally so when I configured my system last week I could only configure it with a lightscribe supermulti dvd/dl drive. However there is a quickship model that comes with a blu-ray drive. Is there anyway for me to purchase the HP blu-ray drive by itself and swap it out for the one I had the system configured with in the future when the drives become available again? I would want it to match my machine so I don't wanna do it with some other brand...it has to be the HP drive that would match my system
i just got an nc2400, seems to be a pretty great machine maybe greater with some optimizations
-overclocking. it seems very quiet and cool, has anyone overclocked with success?
-hdd in optical bay caddy, i want to know more about this. mainly, is the optical drive SATA, or would it basically be the same PATA interface as the old HDD?
im thinking the best thing for this laptop is either a PCMCIA SSD or PCMCIA to SATA for an at least normal hard drive speed.
unless mini pcie is the way to go? if anyone else has tried and succeeded at addressing the problem of slow hdd interface, id like to know your experience. i tried the intel 5100 mini card in the slot, said incompatible wifi device remove and restart at the bios. i guess this could be a general thing, with chipsets or something.
I recently purchased a new HP laptop and have a few questions.
The computer came with a lightscribe drive and is removable since it also came with a empty filler for the optical drive. Is it ok to remove the drive and/or plug it in while the computer is on ? Same thing w/ the battery... is it ok to pop the battery out when the computer is on AC power, or put the battery back in when the computer is plugged in ?
I would like to know if on DELL Inspiron 3531 motherboard there is the possibility to mount an optical drive, cause the laptop comes without the CD/DVD drive. If is it possible, where i can buy the optical drive for the laptop?
During my 11 yrs of computers, I've had 4 different desktops. Every 4 months or so, I would open (still do) the case, and remove the video card to clean the fan off. I'd also use a converted vacuum cleaner to blow out the dust that has collected on other parts inside the tower, power supply, and etc. I think this helps preserve the life of any computer.
From what I've gathered, I can sense it's gonna be more difficult with the Studio line. The thought of having this new Studio 1745 for years, and never cleaning it...is already driving me up a wall. (OCD...I guess )
I have recently been having issues with my optical drive. I was burning a cd for a friend and it would not burn it or pop it out when I asked it to. I had to re-start while holding down the spacebar (or mouse button?) in order for the cd to come out. I forget which method I used, but using terminal did not work nor did the eject key.
It has also done this while running iDVD to watch a movie. The iDVD interface will not work and produces the spinning beachball of death and then I cannot eject the DVD. I either have to leave it alone for the night or restart the computer. Only then will iDVD stop acting up so I can eject the DVD.
Does anyone know why this is happening? Is it all to blame on the optical drive? I just went to the Apple Genius Bar a few weeks ago for a new battery. I hoping my MBP isn't falling apart.
the cd/dvd combo drive crapped on me as it only reads CDs now, no dvds. I did however steal a dvd rom drive from a Tr3ap1 , which is also the UJDA755 model so i'm assuming it well work.
Well when i tried disassembling the v505 it was impossible. i've sat for 2 hours trying to split the halves of the case to gain access and looked online everywhere to see if there were any guides but i have failed.
i even looked at the diagram but it didn't help me as all i could figure out from it were the hidden screw.
if you can take apart a Sony Z and replace the optical drive with a standard hard drive? Would the older tutorial here be the same way you can take apart a new sony Z or how do you think you could get in there?
Or is that a different model? I don't suppose there's a new tutorial out for the new Zs as they just came out.
On another note - I heard you're suppose make a new connector for the hard drive because the Sony Z uses microSATA or uSATA or something like that for their optical drives. There isn't a connector that you can readily purchase now.
I googled around to see if anyone had done this but got no results.
Is it possible to remove the optical drive from the XPS M1330 and put some sort of plastic placeholder there instead? Being able to fit an extra battery or hard-drive would be great, but I can settle for some plastic.
I'm buying a refurb M4400 that comes with a DVD-ROM drive. I'd like to upgrade it to a DVD-RW.
Dell sells an IDE and a SATA drive. I'm not sure which one I should be getting. I'm hoping M4400 owners here might be able to give me more info - do all M4400s have IDE drives, all have SATA, or is it a mix? Can I safely order one or the other, or will I have to wait and see what my system has before I can order?
Is there a place that sells the blu-ray burner that dell puts into their laptops now?
Do you have to buy from Dell? Is this drive compatible with the inspiron 9300? I have modded the bios on my 9300 to the M170 bios. Also, will my video card handle this drive and blu-ray movies? I have a 7800 GTX.