[GTALUG] Dead DVD drive in laptop

Kevin Cozens kevin at ve3syb.ca
Fri Sep 29 20:45:09 EDT 2017

On 2017-09-29 05:14 PM, znoteer--- via talk wrote:
>> Le 29 septembre 2017 à 17:02, "Chris F.A. Johnson via talk" <talk at gtalug.org> a écrit :
>> 2. Replace it
>> 3. Ignore it and get an external DVD
> 3 is the easiest and the fastest (cost in time, relative to 2), because you don't have to open up your lappy, and you don't have to figure out which model of internal drive is compatible with your lappy, and possibly wait while it is ordered.  Couldn't say which (between 2 and 3) would cost more dollar wise.
> But, with 2, you don't have to carry around, and find desk space for, another device and cable.

The other consideration regarding option 2 vs 3 is how often does the laptop 
get carried to other places? That will tell you how much of pain it might be 
to have an external DVD drive. If you do a lot of travelling with the laptop 
you may be looking at option 2 as your best bet but it might be difficult to 
source a replacement drive and take the laptop apart to replace the drive.



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