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How Difficult to Install CD/DVD Rom Drive


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vfloyd

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The CD Rom drive on my computer quit working a few months ago. I ordered a new one from TigerDirect. I got one with CD/DVD Rom. I didn't have DVD drive before.

I don't know how to install it, and don't have anyone to do it for me. It came with no instructions.

My question: How hard is it to install? I have basic computer knowledge. Can I do it myself, or should I pay someone to do it?

Thank you in advance for any help.
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iammykyl

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Hi.

It is a fairly simple task. As you already have a , not working, drive in the computer you should only have to remove the 2 cables from the back of the drive. You should not have to alter the cables where the attach to the Motherboard.

Here are some links for full instructions. Read through them first,

VERY IMPORTANT. Unplug the computer at the wall socket before opening the case. Touch the metal part of the computer case with a finger BEFORE touching anything inside. This is to make sure any static in your body is dissipated through the case and not through a sensitive component .

http://www.buildeasy...wto/instdvd.htm

http://www.ehow.com/...drom-drive.html

http://www.ehow.com/...rom-drives.html

Let us know how you get on.
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vfloyd

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Thanks very much for the reply. I am at work right now, but will try this in the morning when I get home. I've had the new drive for 2 months, just sitting in the box. I do a lot of photo editing for my family, and really need this drive. I appreciate your time in answering my question.
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In addition to the thorough advice from iammykyl before you remove the connections put a colored pen mark or sticker on them so you know where they go when you fit them in the new drive (especially the thin wire for your audio) you can also take a digital photograph, it may seem like overkill but better to have piece of mind when going in your computer for the first time.
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Thanks. I will do that. I always have a camera ready. LOL
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