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Are laptop optical drives standardised?

#1kingoffpsPosted 9/15/2013 9:27:04 AM
I want to swap out my dvd drive for a blu ray drive.

Without opening it up and looking, are they standardised? i.e. if I get one with the same connector type, then will it fit?

Thanks.
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#2SilentHawk29Posted 9/15/2013 10:26:45 AM(edited)
yes. Just make sure it's a slim drive, they're specifically for laptops. As for the front plate, those just snap on, so you can swap the plate on yours onto the new one.

edit: Also, the drives are only held in by one screw, so once you open up your laptop, they're easy to remove. Most laptops allow easy access to the hard and disc drives, so it shouldn't be more than a few screws to remove.
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#3kingoffps(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 11:06:04 AM
Thanks buddy :D
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#4SilentHawk29Posted 9/15/2013 12:16:41 PM
Just note that you can't play blu-ray movies without software, most of which you have to buy.
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#5kingoffps(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 1:16:51 PM
Yeah I know thanks. I actually only use them as UDF data discs. :)
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