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dvd drive

by lriecks / December 14, 2008 6:03 AM PST

Hello Again,

Sony Vaio vgc-va10g, without any warning or suspicious activity dvd drive went dead,no spin, no sound,no recognition by the cpu. How hard would it be to repair this at home?

Thanks
lriecks1

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Repair? Nope . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 14, 2008 8:24 AM PST
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Replace? Yes. Just open the case, remove the drive, pop in a new one.

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DVD drive
by lriecks / December 16, 2008 2:26 AM PST
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OK , how do I open the case?

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Looks like you've posted this in two forums
by Steven Haninger / December 16, 2008 3:52 AM PST
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one being here .

I would think that if you don't know how to open the case, you have two choices. You can look at it for tell-tale signs such as screws to disassemble it or you can take it to someone who's familiar with Sony designs...or just handy around computers...and let them replace the drive. Doing it yourself, however, would accomplish two things. It would better familiarize yourself with the computer's innards and it would save you plenty. Figure 30 bucks or so depending what sort of optical device you need or 5 times that for a repair shop to do it.

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