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Need to replace Inspiron 1545 DVD player

by dennycookbeaverisland / February 26, 2013 12:59 AM PST

My DVD player will only play CD's, not Movies. I am confused as to what I need to replace the whole drive, ie, what is compatable. The info taken from the old one is:
DVD writer model TS-L633

and from Device properties:
TSSTcorp DVD+RW TS-L633c ATA D...

All of the ones I have found have SATA on them, "NOT" ATA. I have read that they are not interchangable, is that true?

I don't care what brand I get, as long as it will work and play movies. Can anyone please tell me what I need to get? I would rather not have to install something that needs a bunch of adjustments, as I am just a user, not a fixer Happy

Thank you,

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Clarification Request
Are you sure you need a drive?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 1:17 AM PST
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by dennycookbeaverisland / February 26, 2013 1:45 AM PST

Thank you for the reply.
This is why I get confused though. Looking at your link, it states that this DVD player id SATA compatible.

I do not know if mine is or not, as the old one is " ATA"

Would that one work ?

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" Slim IDE 8x Dvdrw Burner w/ Lightscribe for Laptops"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 4:35 AM PST
In reply to: SATA vs ATA

" Slim IDE 8x Dvdrw Burner w/ Lightscribe for Laptops - "Universal" Drive Fits Most Notebook Pcs "

" Model: HP AD-7581A " gets the IDE right but Amazon's page is wrong.

Sorry but if that stops you cold, then you should get this from a maker or a shop. It's a cheap thing and you can use almost any IDE notebook drive.

I don't want to upset you but since this is not for you, that is, not something you want to research I think a repair counter is best.

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Thanks Bob. It's not that I "don't want to."
by dennycookbeaverisland / February 26, 2013 5:21 AM PST

If you knew how many hours I've tried to find the answers you'd just shake your head. I'm pretty sure I'm just making a mountain out of a mole hill, but I do live on a small island so I am at a disadvantage as to just taking it in somewhere to have it repaired.
I do thank you for your time though.

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I hear you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 5:24 AM PST

I wish all the web pages were correct. But what to do?

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