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Laptop DVD

by Manntoes / January 20, 2016 4:13 AM PST

Is it possible to install a laptop DVD player into a desktop computer??

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I'd need the model number
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2016 8:48 AM PST
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But for over a decade laptop DVDs have been standardized on the SATA connection which is the same size on desktop and laptop. So yes, most of the time.

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Laptop DVD into Acer desktop
by Manntoes / January 20, 2016 1:42 PM PST

The SATA connections are actually different on this laptop DVD. I assumed this would work fine until I saw the SATA jack is different. The DVD player is a Lite-On DS-4E1S which I would like to install into an Acer Aspire AX3400. The reason for this is; I installed a TV card and that interferes with the back of the original DVD player. Just wanted to know if there exists an adapter cable to make this work. Otherwise I will just modify the caddy to bring the original DVD player forward a tiny bit.

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Looks like the standard SATA here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2016 1:46 PM PST

I wonder if it's still in it's caddy and you don't have the raw drive yet.

And no, there is no adapter cable for those caddies.

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Seems like you are going through lots...
by Oldartq / January 20, 2016 9:33 AM PST
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of trouble to save 10-15 bucks. From what I have seen, what's so great about a laptop dvd drive.

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Actually quite a lot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2016 9:37 AM PST

At the office as laptops die we salvage the memory, CPU, ODD, HDD, WiFi card and such then ebay the carcass. As we see a lot of these today the recycling is good for the wallet and the world.

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I really never digged into this,
by Oldartq / January 20, 2016 5:41 PM PST
In reply to: Actually quite a lot.

recycle is good but are they easily mounted on a desktop? They look so different.

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Very easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2016 6:03 PM PST

Here we can drill a new mounting hole if required.

But you bring up a good point. Many folk today can't do basic repair or crafting (unless it's in Minecraft?)

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Re: I really never digged into this
by Manntoes / January 21, 2016 1:17 AM PST

They are totally different. But somebody usually comes up with adapters for different purposes. Such as an adapter that will allow you to remove a CD rom in your laptop and replace it with an extra hard drive.

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There's hope for the industry here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2016 8:37 AM PST

As I have repurposed over one hundred laptop drives over the years with just a drill bit to make the mounting hole for the desktop case, your view gives me hope for the parts industry.

That is, more sales for them.

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(NT) We got to create job too...right..maybe?
by Oldartq / January 21, 2016 9:21 AM PST
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