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were you having issues with the cd rom before the failure?
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not at all.

the cdrom also acted as a dvdrom also so sometimes dvds would skip but that was once in the clear blue, and that usually was b/c the dvd was dirty.
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it's probably not the cd rom then
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so can any hard drive be compatible to my ibm thinkpad 600x? or do i have to have a certain type? can i install it myself?
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any laptop specific hard drive should be fine....as far as laptops go i prefer for pros to get in there but that's cuz im parranoid...lets see if i can get some more advice for us
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thanks dave
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i requested some help from the rest of the techs someone will come and help us soon....theoretically
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I dont know about the specific problems, but I can answer a few questions.

The laptop hard drive is the same. It should be able to work in any laptop. There may be an adapter, but that will come off with the old drive.

The laptop hard drive is normally very simple to get to. Its 1-2 screws on the side or bottom of the laptop and the drive just slides out. No cords or wires. Just a plug that the drive slides into.

ScHwErV 


this is from ScHwErV so as far as the drive goes...any laptop drive should work..just make sure it doesn't exceede any size limitations
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hey, can u guys tell me which one of these laptop hard drives is the best one for me? http://www.newegg.co...top&order=price

all i know about my computer is:

Display: 13.1-in.active matrix TFT
Processor: 500MHz Pentium III
System memory: 128MB
Hard drive: 5GB
Optical drive: DVD-ROM
Floppy drive: 1.44MB
Modem: 56K
Operating system: Windows 2000 then upgrade to Windows XP
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the only thing that i don't really know about on those is the interface...if it were possible to know what type of interface your laptop uses...what kind of laptop was it again?
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I have an IBM thinkpad 600x
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i'll see what i can find
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hey peeps,

this is a link to tigerdirect's mobile drives
http://www.tigerdire....asp?CatId=1277
your drive has an ata-100 interface.... the 30 gig hitachi that's on tiger looks pretty good...fits the bill and it's 64 bucks
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... decided to chime in here... just FYI

Just in case you didn't know, there is a very good Thinkpad forum that can help you with Thinkpad issues... especially hardware/recommendations/compatibility issues. Drop by http://forum.thinkpads.com/index.php sometime and check it out.

When giving specs on your Thinkpad, it's always good to know the four digit machine type as many IBM spec/data sheets refer to this number for specific information like compatibility.

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thanks makai
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