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Old 08-05-2005, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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in my old gateway esential, i installed a samsung cd rw 52x cd burner, and it is not being used becuase the computer wont boot, but it there a way i would hook it up to my dell inspiron 7500 laptop, externally? what would i need and how would i do it, if it is possible.
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Old 08-05-2005, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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External case with the correct hook up. It would need to be a 5.25" case.
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5.25" Enclosure

Just do a newegg.com search and you will find 1 million of them
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yeap 5.25" inclosure will work fine
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now exactly how does it hook to the laptop? usb? and what is this 5.25 thing? i am pretty new to computer tech hardware.
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thanks guys, i figured it out, i used newegg.
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