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I will, thanks for the reminder.
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The Sony DW-D56A DVD +-RW from my wife's Inspiron 6000 fit and was recognized by My Computer. I could not open the bay as the shape of the cover prevented it from opening. I didn't try to change covers etc. as my wife would have been angry if I broke her cover. ;-)

Edited by Moe H, 23 August 2009 - 03:59 PM.

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Yah, I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate that! :)

The only place I can find this drive "new" is on ebay. Not sure you use ebay, but depending on the seller, the items might not even be new. I use ebay myself for many things, but YMMV.

What I suggest is that you call Dell and ask them what model(s) might be compatible with your machine. Not sure they can (or will) help, but it worth a try.

I'm not having much luck finding anything for your machine on google... nothing specific anyways. I'll keep searching.
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I have used e-bay for some purchases, but am very careful. I haven't found it anywhere else. I'll call Dell tomorrow, but am not holding out hope that they will help. Thanks for looking for me!
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Let me know how things pan out. I only hope the best success for you solving your problems!
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I have discovered that a Samsung Or5024 DVD RW will work in my machine. Now I just have to find an inexpensive one; all I have found so far cost around $100.

I'll let you know how the saga ends. :-)
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Makai,
Do you think this drive, Toshiba TS-L632 8x DVD+/-RW DL Notebook IDE Drive,
will run in my 5150?
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Ordered a DVD RW drive for Dell Inspiron 5000 series from Amazon; I'll post how it works.
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I did some research and found THIS ebay page. If you scroll down to about the middle, you'll see "Compatible model" with a Dell 5150 listed... so I guess this will work. HERE is a page for new ones on ebay... although some bezels look different depending on what they are originally for.
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Makai,
Thanks so much for taking the time to find this for me. It appears to have the same specs as the one I just ordered through Amazon. If it doesn't work out I'll try this one. I'll post how it all ends.
Thanks again,
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Good luck to you Moe H! I truly hope it works! Gosh... what a terrible thing to have to go through just to upgrade a drive! Too bad laptop drives aren't like desktops... it would be so much easier! Yes, please PM me to let me know what eventually happens.
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