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how to replace broke acer aspire1691 matshita uj831d dvdrw?

by acerboyj / September 7, 2006 9:10 PM PDT

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

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Appears so.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2006 9:31 PM PDT

What some gripe about is the front bezel may differ. This didn't bother me.


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i have an acer aspire 1680 with the same problem
by thesaint123 / October 3, 2006 5:36 AM PDT

how and what do you change the burner with ?

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