HP/Compaq :: Noisy Optical Drive At Start Up

Nov 8, 2009

on my dv7-1270us I have noise coming from dvd drive at start.it is normal ?

because on my other 1175nr dvd drive is quiet at start

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HP/Compaq :: Can I Get A 2nd HDD On The Optical Drive

Feb 4, 2009

i did c a Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy from this web [url]but i dont know if that's work for my hdx 16, anyone tried?it that sata 1 or 2?

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HP/Compaq :: Can't Get Optical Drive Out Of DV5

Mar 31, 2010

I'm putting a new motherboard into a DV5.

I'm following the steps in the manual here:[url]

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.

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HP/Compaq :: HDX 16t - Upgradeable Optical Drive

Apr 15, 2009

I want to save money now and get this notebook with the regular DVD RW drive. Maybe later I want to upgrade to Blu Ray. However, is this even possible? If so, does it void my warranty?

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HP/Compaq :: Dv4000 Optical Drive

Jun 8, 2009

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...

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HP/Compaq :: Pavillion Dv9000 Optical Drive

May 10, 2010

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:
DVDRW/R and CD-RW Double-Layer Combo Drive with LightScribe

Part number (from the dv9000 service manual):
432973-001

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV3T Optical Drive Upgrade

Aug 22, 2009

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?

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HP/Compaq :: Replacing Optical Drive For Dv6000

Feb 19, 2009

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?

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HP/Compaq :: DV4-2040- Preserving Optical Drive

Feb 20, 2010

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?

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HP/Compaq :: DV7T Quad Optical Drive

Jan 30, 2010

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

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HP/Compaq :: New 8710W- It Won't Boot Off The Optical Drive

Jul 20, 2009

The HP Compaq 8710W I picked up off TigerDirect when it was $750 last week arrived today...but I've run into a couple things that don't make me all that happy.

1) extremely long post. It stays at the BIOS splash page for several seconds more than I think that it should.

2) It won't boot off the optical drive unless I physically tell it to. If I have it set to just go through the boot sequence, it won't boot off the CD.

3) As a part of 2: I've replaced the DVDDL it came with with a BluRay reader/DVDDL. Both drives exhibited the issue.

4) Although this doesn't seem to be an actual problem, it keeps showing up as muted. If I click play in Winamp, it'll start playing. I don't know if it's Win7 related or not.

5) I can't seem to find a way to turn AMT off. I'm not using it in my Thinkpad, and won't be using it here.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Envy 15 Owners, Is Having No Optical Drive Bothersome

Apr 13, 2010

For those who own the HP Envy 15, does it take some getting used to not having an optical drive? Any cons to not having an optical drive build in?

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HP/Compaq :: DV7t OBHD (Optical Bay Hard Drive)

Mar 4, 2010

I will be purchasing an OBHD from Newmodeus, this specific model. I will be getting an SSD for the OS, and will keep my 2 500gb HDD in this bad boy .

I haven't been able to find someone that has done this to their DV7, but it doesn't hurt to try it out, I got lots to gain and not that much to lose I guess.

Once I get it, I will post pictures with the process and end result.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Nc2400general- Overclocking, Optical Drive > HDD Caddy Interface

Apr 19, 2010

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.

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HP/Compaq :: Remove Battery And Optical Drive While Computer Is Running

Jul 31, 2009

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 ?

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Dell Inspiron 3531 :: Possibility To Mount Optical Drive Without CD / DVD Drive

Oct 14, 2014

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?

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Dell :: XPS 1640: Replace Slot Loading Optical Drive With Hard Drive And Caddy

Sep 29, 2009

I'm thinking of removing my DVD drive and replacing it with a caddy and hard drive as explained here.

I don't use the DVD drive very often and would much prefer a 500GB or 1TB hard drive in there. The DVD drive can then be used externally via the eSATA port using this cable.

The ideal solution would be to use this NewmodeUS caddy as it supports the larger 12.7mm 1TB 2.5" hard drives and has a removable faceplate. The problem is the price.

At $55 including postage to the UK plus customs, VAT and clearance fees on top it's going to work out pretty expensive for what is essentially a slimline SATA to SATA extension

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Dell :: Horribly Noisy DVD Drive

Dec 15, 2009

Is there any way the DVD drive noise can be reduced? When I put in some DVD/Cds it is so loud I can't even here the sound coming out of the computer. And the all laptop vibrate , I am almost afraid it will damage the drive altogether.

The thiing is, it does not do it for all dvd/ cds. but when it does, it is pratically useless using them. And when I am in a public place it is outright embarassing!

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z710 Noisy DVD Drive

Jan 2, 2015

My Z710 (purchased in April 2014) makes a horrendous buzzing noise when reading a DVD. It appears to be just the DVD faceplate. Oh, and the eject button doesn't work either... so you have to eject through the windows file mgr device control. Neither problem is earth shattering/fatal, but bugs me enough to write this post. Does Lenovo ship a replacement drive in cases like this? I wouldn't dare send in the entire laptop just to have the DVD drive replaced.
 
BTW, installed Win7x64 on a samsung pro SSD, and this thing is very snappy now. Love the laptop so far with the exception of the track pad which is just about unbearable.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv9700 - Reformatting C Drive, Laptop Wont Start

Sep 23, 2009

I recently caught a virus after accidentally typing faceboo k. cm instead of faceboo k. com in IE but Avast was able to take care of it. However, after restarting my HP laptop, I was unable to go into windows and it says there's a problem with startup or winload(I forgot). I used the repair startup 5 times, but to no avail. (I'm not sure if the virus is the cause of my problem).

So, I decided to use the Vista recovery DVDs and reformatted the C drive. I put the CD and HP automatically reformatted the windows partition of my drive. After it's done, the laptop was restarted and a dialog box that says "Software is being installed" appeared and there was a progress bar. But, it restarted again before the progress bar has a chance to complete. And after the laptop is restarted, the system says "BootMGR" is missing please restart using ctr alt del. After I restarted it again, a dialog box saying the recovery has failed appear. I tried this twice and failed both. The details of the error say something about QFE is missing or something.

FYI, the last time I used the Recovery cd I was brought to a blue screen (if I'm not wrong) where I can repartition, delete, or create partitions before formatting the drives. This time, I was unable to repartition or delete the drive, I was brought straight to reformating. And I was unable to use the Recovery Disk in the system; I pressed F11 and nothing happened.

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Dell Inspiron 5421 :: Won't Start - Can Hear Drive Start And After Few Seconds Get 4-beep Code

Jan 12, 2015

My Inspiron 5421 won't start.  I can hear the drive start and after a few seconds I get a 4-beep code (RAM read/write failure).  The warranty expired about 6 months ago. 

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Apple :: MBP - Optical Drive

Jan 5, 2009

I am still using Tiger, 10.4 on my MBP.

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.

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Dell :: Optical Drive Compatibility

Apr 20, 2010

Will an optical drive from a Vostro 1500 fit into a Latitude E6410? Will this be difficult to swap?

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Sony :: PCG-V505ECP Optical Drive

Jan 19, 2009

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.

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Sony :: New Z Optical Drive Replacement

Mar 7, 2010

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?

[url]

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.

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HP/Compaq :: DV3 Noisy Fan

Apr 1, 2009

I just got the DV3 from Costco and was wondering if my new machine has a problem. The Fan is just so noisly compared to my macbook pro. The fan keeps going high and low by itself.

I downloaded the speedfan to see my tempearture. The result is.....78 degrees C without doing anything intensive. Is there a problem or is this just how HP laptops work?

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Dell :: Removing The Optical Drive On An XPS M1330

May 19, 2010

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.

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Dell :: 10" Vostro With An Optical Drive

Aug 12, 2009

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Dell :: Inspiron 14z With Optical Drive& Hd4330

Sep 10, 2009

In case noone noticed

Dell India
http://www1.ap.dell.com/in/en/home/n...=dhs&cs=indhs1

Dell Singapore
http://www1.ap.dell.com/sg/en/home/n...=dhs&cs=sgdhs1

Dell Malaysia
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Dell :: M4400 Optical Drive Upgrade

Jan 12, 2009

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?

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