What some gripe about is the front bezel may differ. This didn't bother me.
My acer laptop matshita uj831 +- dvd rw drive seems to have breathed its last - it refuses to read anything i put in it although it still appears on the windows device manager(as working!) and the front light does come on. I dont think its a driver issue and i've read that these drives are not always the most reliable. Cant find any firmware anyway! No real idea what's wrong with the thing - which is very annoying.
So i thought i would replace it. Seems to be a standard type of slimline drive - thought about getting a NEC DVD recorder ND-6750 OEM Slimline (Dual) Black. Anybody got any advice on replacing laptop dvd drives in an acer - will any old slimline drive work? much appreciated.
ACER aspire 1691WLMI, pentium M 730 (1.6GHz, 533 FSB)
ATI Mobility radeon x600, 15.4 in wxga
512 MB ddr, WLAN, 80GB HDD
DVD +-RW DL