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Old 02-02-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Laptop dvd drive in desktop comp?

I need to put a laptop dvd drive in my desktop.

Is it possible.
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Not unless you are an engineer. Sorry.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:45 PM   #3
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anyway to fix a device i/o error on a desktop lite on atapi dvd drive?
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What's the specific error you are getting?
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Don't listen to him. It's very possible. You can buy an external enclosure and use it by USB of Firewire.
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Default Re: Laptop dvd drive in desktop comp?

when i put a disk in my desktop dvd drive just winds up then suddenly stops, just keeps repeating that.

i was spraying my case with an air can and while the tray was open i may have sprayed inside. would that have affected it?
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The air can probably wouldn't have caused the problem... have you made any other changes to the system at all?
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it completely failed when i made a change to ubuntu x64. ubuntu cannot even idenify my dvd drive but in my bios it can define the product name and model number
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Alright, if you are currently running Ubuntu x64 then you may want to check the user forums for a driver. If you want, PM me the model number and I'll see if I can track you one down.
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yea you can find an adapter on ebay that will convert the connection on the back of the laptop drive to a standard IDE connection
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