CD Drive...for an old compaq

  Morpheus? 19:10 29 Oct 03
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my daughters win95 PC has a broken cd drive, are they all the same, hers has the white power plug and a single black wire with a very small plug on the end.....is is a case of sending off for a new one, or have they changed..

thanks..

  Gongoozler 19:56 29 Oct 03

Hi Morpheus?. Most CD drives are essentially thew same. Your daughters one shold have a 4 pin plug for power. This plug is about 1 inch wide. It should have a much smaller 4 pin connector for analogue sound out, this connects via a round screened cable to the sound card. Then there should be an IDE connector that connects by a 40 way ribbon cable to the motherboard. A superb drive that should be fine for the task is made by LG and only costs about ?12 + postage click here. This is an oem drive, but that just means that it may not have any cables or screws, but you will already have those.

  The Sack 20:00 29 Oct 03

Get a liteon drive for the same money, it uses gears and not belts to drive the CD tray.

  Morpheus? 20:08 29 Oct 03

Thank you both for that, going to ring her now, if she wants i will order it for her..

thanks again..

  Gongoozler 20:16 29 Oct 03

Re. the posting from The Sack. The liteon drive is only about 50p dearer click here. Bothe are excellent drives. LG would be quieter tray opening, but eventually the belt may break or slip off the wheels, but probably not within the lifetime of the old Compaq. It's really a matter of preference. A good feature of the E-Buyer site is the Customer reviews.

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