Computer Help Needed Please

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  1. Chaz

    Chaz Active Member

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    Gentlemen, I need help with my laptop. It's a Lenovo G570 and the dvd drive is acting up and not playing many discs. I have tried the usual lens cleaning. There is also a problem with the spindle. One of the three spring keepers/tang thingy has broken. The drive model is Samsung/Toshiba DVD Writer Model SN-208

    My question is will the drive shown in this craigslist ad work for me?
    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/sop/6156785473.html

    Or can someone tell me of a suitable replacement as I know some of these are interchangeable.

    Any help would be most appreciated.
     
  2. Greg58

    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    I've changed quite a few on desk tops and towers but nothing but memory modules on lap tops. Hopefully a lap top has interchangeable parts like a tower does. Maybe someone will chime in with a answer.
     
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  4. Chaz

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    Thanks for the replies. The external drive is an option but I'd prefer to get the internal replacement to retain the ease of portability. I have seen the operation done and it is pretty simple but I agree does need a delicate touch to avoid breaking the face plate.
    You would think it would be easy to find a cross reference guide for these components but I can't find anything. Chaz chimp getting frustrated.
     
  5. kevyleven007

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    good luck.
     
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  6. Chaz

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    Thanks Kev, I got some leads from a lenovo forum and found an external lenovo drive on craigs that I think is going to be the easiest and it's a very slim model, not much bigger than the internal one.
     

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