PC Laptop Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by rtdgoldfish, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

    rtdgoldfish

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    Last night, my girlfriend's laptop fell off the coffee table. The cd drive opened on impact and bent the drive so it will not close. The laptop is a Compaq Presario 2100 and it is two years old. My question is this: can I purchase a slot-loading drive and have it fit into the laptop?? I pulled the drive out of the computer and it seems to be the same size as some slot loading drives I found online. Also, what is a good price for such a drive??

    A Google for slot loading CD-RW came up with this: http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/products_id/309

    Please help!! We have exams starting in just over a week and my girlfriend really needs her computer to take to campus to study. If it helps, I can take a picture of the drive.
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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  3. rtdgoldfish thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rtdgoldfish

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    Actually, I have looked there. There are several up for grabs and are going for around $50-60+ shipping. However, they are an exact replacement drive and I would really like to get a slot loading drive so I can avoid this problem again. I really hate these laptop drives that the whole thing just comes out. My iBook had to have its drive replaced for the same reason. The less moving parts in a laptop, the better.

    On the other hand, I tried to convince my GF that she needed to get a new laptop and she should get a Powerbook or iBook. That didn't go over to well, she cannot stand using either of my Macs even for just browsing the net. :D
     
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    Sounds like what you need is a new girlfriend! :rolleyes:
     
  5. rtdgoldfish thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rtdgoldfish

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    I can see myself now: "I know we have been dating for over two years but I just can't date someone who doesn't like Macs."

    Anyway, i just bid on a drive off eBay. Going for $36 now + $7.50 shipping. Guess that's not too bad. Would still like info on a slot loading drive though. After looking around, seems like the term is "slimline". As long as I purchase one of these slimline drives, it should fit, correct??
     

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