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Old 02-12-2009, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a vgn-c1z (sony) laptop and the dvd driver is "PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16M" model.
now its been almost like more than 2-3 months but the driver doesnt read any cd's. It cant read cd's, cant write cd's, and usually doesnt read most of DVD's either. i never had this problem before.

i live in turkey and donno what the heck to do abt the driver. The warranty is dead. I also have a dell desktop with dvd writer (works pretty good).
can the desktop's one work on the laptop or do i have to buy a new one for the laptop? If cant be attached where can i get the driver and how much will it be around?

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You can get laptop (slimline) drives online at most PC parts retailers. Desktop drives won't work without an external enclosure.


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Either purchase an external DVD drive that connects via USB, or replace the drive (check online).
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