HP/Compaq :: Replace Laptop DVD Burner

Feb 1, 2010

My sister has a HP laptop with a bad DVD burner, it won't burn and it makes a grinding sound whenever a disk is in the drive. I don't know the model, anyway it's still under warranty and I'm wonder if she will have to send the laptop back in order for them to replace it. Sending it back is a big no no, and I can replace the drive myself.

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Sony :: Dual Layer DVD Burner Or Just A Regular Dvd Burner?

Mar 20, 2010

I wanted to know if the "CD/DVD burner" listed under the Sony F series configuration, from the sony website, was a Dual Layer DVD burner or just a regular dvd burner?

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HP/Compaq :: Blu-ray Player/DVD Burner On Dv5

May 6, 2009

I have a dv5 1010tx (Vista Ultimate 64), which has an Optiarc BC 5500s Blu-ray player/ DVD burner combo. I have found the burner has trouble reading DVD'S it has burned, especially DL. Have tried different media, even Verbatim. My toshiba laptop seems to read these disks with ease, so I suspect it's a firmware issue. Has anyone else had this problem, & has anyone found a solution. No reply from my enquiry to HP as yet, & the firmware updates provided on the Optiarc site are said to be not compatible with drives installed by HP, Dell ect. I also note this was a problem with the BC 5600s, for which HP provided a firmware update earlier this year.

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HP/Compaq :: Replacing DVD Burner

Mar 14, 2009

My Bundled DVD burner is goin creepy and i wanna change it to something like BluRay.. i selected dis - [url]

i m getting it at a spl discount so i was guessing if dis will install into my laptop HP dv9000 by using the previous brezel and whatever it is....

will it install? in short, jst like hard disks, are the dvd burners /optical drives are interchangeable in laptops provided u change the caddy or whatever in the case of optical drivers...

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HP/Compaq :: HP DV5t Dvd Burner

Nov 3, 2009

I bought an HP DV5t last december. How can i tell what DVD burner it has and what the brand is?

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HP/Compaq :: Swapping DVD Burner Between Brands? Dv7 <-> P-7805FX

Jan 31, 2009

is it possible to swap the DVD between a Dv7-1174CA and a Gateway P-7805FX?

The dv7-1174ca has a BD-rom DVD writer and th e7805FX has a DVD writer.

I believe they're both sata.

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Dell :: Re GPU Meltdown: Will Only Replace The Laptop If The Warrranty Has Run Out?

Mar 17, 2010

I read that if the mobo is replaced while under warranty the warranty won't be extended;

so it only applies to mobos that melt after the warranty has run out or is this Dells way of trying to get you to buy an extended warranty? Just want to be clear on that before i buy one.

I'm still on the fence about these laptops but having the option of getting a replacement should one fail outside it's warranty would definitely hel

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HP/Compaq :: 8530p Replace Fan

Jan 29, 2009

Very nice machine in every other aspect, except for the noisy fan that I've learned from reading here and elsewhere that HP does not recognize as a problem.

So, I'm thinking of replacing it myself. Can I do that without voiding my warranty? What about having an authorized HP repair center do it for me, if I shell out for the fan myself?

what fan to use? And is there a service manual around?

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HP/Compaq :: Replace HDD Fromdv4 1242 Tx

May 4, 2009

I have HP pavilion dv 4 1242 tx laptop. I have 320 GB HDD and want to replace with 500 GB HDD. I tried to open the HDD cover from back and I saw HDD in small caddy in which HDD was placed.

I do not know how to procedure further as I am afraid i might damage the inbuilt HDD during removal.

I need procedure on how to remove hdd from caddy with proper tips and precaution to be taken while doing so.

Currently having Fujitsu HDD.Also suggest me which HDD brand to go for?

I need HDD which is quiet and no clicking or any type of noise.

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HP/Compaq :: What Drive To Replace DVD-RW In NX9420

Jul 19, 2009

to figure the mess that are DVD laptop model numbers? I assume from the past that the bay in my NX9420 is a 9.5mm multi-bay II, yes?

I was going to grab a UJ-852 drive as it is listed as compatible with the NW9440...and near as I recall the only difference between the two models was the graphics card options and the included warranties.

My NX9420 has been running pretty much 24/7 since I bought in in around in early 2007.

Been through three HDD upgrades and now at 500GB, 4GB RAM...still plugging along wonderfully. Until the DVD drive started popping open just because...I finally had enough, took it out, opened it up and the danged front ribbon cable was so weakened it just fell apart in the middle at the bend...soooo, no real hope of repair so I felt it best to just upgrade the drive to something newer...hence does the UJ-852 and will it fit...I truly have looked, emailed vendors and cannot seem to figure out of the drives are only for the external Multi-bay II or I can remove any attached adapter and use the old mounting bracket then slide it into the bay and be done...maybe a new drive but nothing more...

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HP/Compaq :: Which Motherboard Do I Buy To Replace My Broken One

Jul 29, 2009

I have a DV9000, 17inch. A number (that I think is significant) 439112-001 is on the bottom of the laptop.

I need to buy a refurbished/spare part motherboard to replace the one that died in my other computer, but I can't figure out which one to buy. At first I thought it was as simple as buying a used DV9000 laptop or motherboard, but apparently not only does the screen size (13 vs 19 inch) matter, but also a number.

I see numbers on ebay with stuff like "447983-001"--that's why I thought that one number on the bottom of mine was important. But I can't find that number on any motherboard on ebay, and it only turns up 300 pages on google, which leads me to believe it isn't the right number.

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HP/Compaq :: Replace M1330 With Dv5t

Jan 7, 2009

I have an opportunity to buy an HP DV5-1157CA in Canada for a great price:


It's a 15.4" which makes it bigger obviously than the m1330.

Centrino 2/Montevino platform
4 GB vs. 3GB that I have
9600M GT vs. 8400M GS
possible avoidance of future GPU problems
great clearance price of $997 Canadian

bigger form factor
plastic chassis vs. magnesium alloy and aluminum
lower battery life
no fingerprint reader
still an Nvidia GPU (can we trust Nvidia anymore)
2 Ghz P7350 vs. 2.4 Ghz T8300

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HP/Compaq :: What Happens When You Replace The Base Enclosure

Sep 28, 2009

If your base enclosure (the bottom chassis cover) gets accidentally damaged, what happens to the service tag when you replace that part yourself?

You see, that part carries the service tag on it for warranty purposes. I know the mobo is also tagged (tattoo'd) with the service tag info, but then what happens if the mobo dies, and you have replaced the bottom cover?

My guess is that you could peel off the service tag from the old part and somehow glue it onto the new one, which wouldn't be very nice.

Also what would HP do if they were carrying out the repair?

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HP/Compaq :: DV2 Replace Cooling Pads

May 12, 2009

I checked out the service manual, to read up on disassembly. Thinking about opening my notebook up and removing the heat pads and replacing them with copper shims to reduce heat. that is, unless someone can find a way to downclock the GPU for cooling purposes... But I'd like to get it cooler so the fan won't have to run all the time.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv4-1125nr Upgrade Or Replace

Jun 9, 2009

I got an hp dv4 for christmas '08 and i really love the portability of the computer, 14 inches is perfect, but its gaming capabilities are shot bc of the integrated graphics. My parents bought the laptop to surprise me, but they don't really know much about computers and thought it would be good for games. I am wondering is there any possible upgrade available that would be cheaper than getting a whole new laptop?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv6000 Screen Replace

Aug 7, 2009

I recently aquired damage to my laptop screen, an HP dv6000 with a 14.1 inch (wide) screen. I am looking to purchase a new one, however the 'specs' or details of the screen (ex. Video connector info, backlight type) are way out of my realm of understanding.

Before I purchase a new screen, I would like to make sure it is completely compatible with my laptop. How am I able to determine this?

Also, what is the esthetic/quality difference between Glossy and Matte type screens?

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HP/Compaq :: Replace 1.8-inch Hardisk For 2530p

Feb 20, 2009

I just bought a 2530p, with 1.8-inch 120GB hardisk. The partition is assigned as below.

- 101GB for C:
- 9GB for D: (HP_Recovery )
- 1GB for F: (HP_Tools)

I would like to replace existing 120GB HD with larger one, and would like to ask some question.

1. what is the largest size of 1.8-inch hardisk for 2530p? I refer to "Service and maintenance information" manual, the hardisk size seems only up to 160GB, could I installed 260GB or even larger hardisk?

2. Is it neceessary to keep the partition of HP_Tools or HP_recovery?
(if I delete the partition 'HP_Tools' or 'HP_recvoery', can the OS be booted up?)

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HP/Compaq :: Replace Cracked Screen ForDV6500

May 25, 2009

Screen on a HP DV6500 cracked and need to replace it.

I have been searching online and found some good instructional sites and videos, and I think I can do this by myself.

Is is safe to buy screens on eBay? eBay saves me about $150 if I but it there...should I go for it or can anyone refer me some where else.

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HP/Compaq :: Best Way To Replace HD In New Computer: Clone Or Re-install

Feb 12, 2009

I've got an HDX 16t due to ship next week (if those chinese factory workers aren't slacking off! ) and I plan on replacing the 5400 RPM HD with a 7200 RPM HD.

What's the best way to accomplish this hard drive switch? I figured I'd just install Vista and the required drivers on the new hard drive but I've read that some people clone the existing hard drive onto the new hard drive.

While that sounds easier will it result in a reliable install?

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HP/Compaq :: Replace LCD Screen Or Entire Display Panel

May 19, 2009

i just found this forum and it seems like you guys could help me answer this question. i have a dv2000 laptop i bought about 2 years ago and the screen has started to mess up. essentially it has two problems.

1. there is always a vertical line about a pixel thick that stays a yellow color. no matter what is on the screen, the line is always yellow. if i bend the display panel a bit it disappears but comes back as soon as i let go.

2. when i open and close the laptop to adjust the screen angle, the screen starts flickering with these white lines. i have to keep messing around with the screen (moving it back and forth) for it to come back to normal. im not sure if a cable is loose or maybe broken.

im assuming that i need to replace the entire display panel but im not sure if i can get away with just buying the lcd screen and replacing it. i can probably get rid of the yellow line on the screen but i think the flickering is caused by something else. could it be a loose cable that i just need to fix?

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HP/Compaq :: How To Replace Broken Hinge InPavilion Dv9000 Notebook

Sep 2, 2009

Broken left hinge is a known problem in HP Pavilion dv9000/dv9100/dv9200/dv9400 notebooks.

HP was fixing this issue at no charge but not anymore. The warranty program has expired on May 31, 2009.

I just finished step-by-step repair instructions.

Check it our here: How to replace broken left hinge in HP Pavilion dv9000

Make sure to use correct hinges. They are different for LCDs with single lamp and LCDs with dual lamp.

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HP/Compaq :: Can You Replace The Synaptics Touchpad On Presario V2402 (V2000)

Jan 20, 2010

Somehow my Synaptics Touchpad on my Compaq V2000 (Model 2402) got zapped today and will not power on at all. This is different than the usual driver problem that makes you think it is turned off. I was tightening up a screw that is close to the pad itself while it was running and the notebook suddenly just turned off. Everything is fine but the touchpad will not power on. It was getting pretty useless regardless. I have been using a regular usb mouse most of the time for almost a year now but still need the touchpad for the obvious. ANyone here replace their pad? I haven't found one used or new yet.

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HP/Compaq :: Replace The LCD Screen, Keyboard Bezel And Outer Chrome Cover OnHDX 16t

Apr 25, 2010

I have the 16.0" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p) and the outside glass has couple marks on it. I would like to replace this.

Where can I find brand new replacement parts?

Also, I need to replace the keyboard, chrome keyboard bezel and outer chrome cover (on the left hand side of the laptop, around the VGA port). Where can I find brand new replacement parts?

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Dell :: Need A Better Dvd Burner

Nov 14, 2009

I am tired of the one I have now. It takes well over 30 minutes to burn just one CD.

I have the philips dvd burner that came with the laptop and I simply do not like it. Some CDs it wont even read, while other drives can read them.

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Sony :: FW Blu Ray/DVD Burner

Mar 17, 2009

Except one thing.
They HAD to use a Mata UJ230AS drive didn't they?

A laptop by its very design is to be used as a portable computer, yet due to the nonsensical region coding, it means that when I go to the USA on buisness or vacation, I cannot use the DVD player!

These Matsu drives are the ONLY ones which cannot be modified to play any region.
Its unethical.

I can legitamately buy a dvd in the USA, putting money into Sony pictures coffers, yet Sony won.t allow me to play it on their laptop .....

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Dell :: M4400 DVD Burner

Jun 22, 2009

I noticed that dell list two compatible models, YP311 and XX243. On Dells website they both have identical descriptions. I assume Dell is just switching between two different manufactures.

Does anyone have any advice if one functions better then the other?

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Dell :: Blue-ray Burner

Oct 9, 2009

maybe this is a stupid question, but I was wondering what was the differences between these 3 choices dell offers for the sxps 1645

slot load blue-ray disc (dvd/cd read/write + bd read)
slot load blue-ray disc (bd) combo (reads bd and writes to dvd/cd) (same as first choice ???)

slot load blue-ray disc (bd) burner (writes to dvd/cd/bd)

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Dell :: Drivers For Cd/dvd Burner?

Aug 15, 2009

Are there drivers for the factory latitude d600 cd/dvd burner? My father bought a brand new dell studio laptop and he had an old d600 with the cd/dvd burner and i took the burner from his computer and put it in my latitude d600 which did not have the cd/dvd burner .....

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Dell :: Best External DVD Burner

Aug 11, 2007

I use my m1710 to edit digital video i need a 100% reliable external drive to
Burn with.

whats the best current drive with best results, I know this is subjective but any thoughts would be apreciated
always heard NEC drives are good

need my customers to be able to go home and the disk to work, have had to reduce my current samsung drive down to 4 speed from 8 as getting a few clitches.

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Sony :: What CD/DVD Burner Do I Have Preinstalled

Sep 15, 2009

Well I used to have Record Now on my old Toshiba, I got a new: FW390 Sony notebook

Do I have a preinstalled CD/DVD Burner software on my notebook?

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