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I'd need the model number
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.
Laptop DVD into Acer desktop
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.
Looks like the standard SATA here.
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.
Seems like you are going through lots...
of trouble to save 10-15 bucks. From what I have seen, what's so great about a laptop dvd drive.
Actually quite a lot.
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.
I really never digged into this,
recycle is good but are they easily mounted on a desktop? They look so different.
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?)
Re: I really never digged into this
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.
There's hope for the industry here.
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.
We got to create job too...right..maybe?