Changing a DVD Drive

  Fateful Shadow 21:52 12 Sep 06

I'm pretty sure my DVD-ROM drive is dead. I'm getting no response whatsoever even when all the cables are securely in place, so i'm thinking it's probably best just to buy another DVD-ROM and fit that one.

Found a great LG DVD-ROM on eBuyer, but it says it's OEM. What exactly does this mean? (I've seen it everywhere but have never really been sure =S )

Is it necessary to install drivers before installing it, or canI just attach the cables and see what happens?

Thanks =]

  terryf 21:54 12 Sep 06

Oem possibly means that it comes in a plain box without any cables (but you have got them). I would just attach cables and suck it and see

  Hertz Van Rentyl 22:13 12 Sep 06

OEM original equipment manufacturer. OEM stuff is supplied without any frills and support. If you want all the extras you need to buy a full retail product at a greater cost. If you have all the fixings and some burning software already then an OEM drive will be adequate, as the hardware itself will be exactly the same as a retail drive.

  De Marcus™ 22:19 12 Sep 06

This one from ebuyer isn't OEM and is dirt cheap click here

  cowboy62 00:28 13 Sep 06

oem means no fancy boxes sometimes no box at all just a plastic bag also no software or leads with this product which means its cheap no extra to pay for

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