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problem with my laptop dvd drive

Postby depinmad » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:24 pm

took it into best buy geek squad, guy says they don't do those kind of repairs at the store, they'd have to send it to their service center which would take weeks.

the computer still says the drive is functioning, but it won't open or close or spin or recognize and discs you put in it when you manually open and close it with a paper clip in that little hole.

is there a decent place in town that can actually repair or diagnose it on premises in a shorter period of time?
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Re: problem with my laptop dvd drive

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:29 pm

You might as well get "repair" right out of your head. The drive simply needs to be replaced. Any computer shop should be able to handle it. There's no fixing those things. They are disposable.
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Re: problem with my laptop dvd drive

Postby depinmad » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:38 pm

oh crap, the geek squad guy also said it might be hard to get a replacement drive. he recommended i get an external one :(
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Re: problem with my laptop dvd drive

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:41 pm

What kind of laptop? Most of those parts are pretty generic. It is hard to get at Best Buy but you shouldn't have any problems online once you know what it is you need. Milwaukee PC or that other one by Target should be able to help in that regard as well. Quick google search and looks like this place would have it.
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Re: problem with my laptop dvd drive

Postby depinmad » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:46 pm

it's a three year old toshiba. i will check those things out, thanks!
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Re: problem with my laptop dvd drive

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:48 pm

Yeah upon further review that site looks to be very Dell oriented but still that part is out there and probably for less than $40. Hell you can probably upgrade from what you had in there.
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Re: problem with my laptop dvd drive

Postby Beer Moon » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:02 am

I agree. Find a replacement and do it yourself. Laptops aren't as easy as PCs - but a DVD drive should be one of the easiest replacements.
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