Cost of replacing dvd rom in a laptop

  hagrid2244 21:58 31 May 08

hi my dell laptop dvd rom has given up and wont read any cd or dvd. I was wondering if anyone had to replace one before and the average cost. I only need a dvd rom as i use my desktop for burning.
Also is it as easy as unscrew a few screws and slide in new.
regards Stu
ps it is a dell inspiron 5160

  Eargasm 22:16 31 May 08

A DVD Writer can be had below for £43 ( which i know you don't want ) but the instructions on how to replace might be handy.

click here

  hagrid2244 22:25 31 May 08

Cheers eargasm that is a real help, been trying to look for a web site like that for a while.

  jamich 22:54 31 May 08

hi, before you spend any money i sugest to try to clean the drive first just buy cd dvd cleaner and give it a try. you may end up paying around £5 instead of £40 or maybe nothing if you know somebody who has got one.

  rdave13 23:21 31 May 08

click here bit more info through vdeo might help.

  rdave13 23:24 31 May 08

Hmm, click on the 'watch in high quality' link in blue at bottom left otherwise the video won't run.

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