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Old 07. Feb 2014, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My disk drive in my laptop died , it was on it's last legs for awhile , what exactly do i need to know in regards to getting a replacement .

It says it's a dvd writer model TS-u633 cddvdw, i know it's a 5400 rpm model but that's about it.

Any suggestions about links to a site and the information i need would be great

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Old 07. Feb 2014, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not clear whether you are talking about the hard drive, or the optical drive. Please specify.

Since it's a laptop, I think it would be better if you went to a computer shop and inquired about the replacement and the charges. Will give you an idea, and you can also search on the internet for replacement parts for your laptop model.
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Suggests optical drive. Looks like a Toshiba/Samsung as fitted to some Dell and possibly other products.
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I asked because a "disk drive" suggests a hard drive. And "5400 rpm" is also used in reference with a hard drive too.
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This is what I found with the reference given:

http://www.netcomdirect.com/tssatssl8xdv.html
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I would suggest you search the web for a compatible optical drive for the exact make and model of laptop that you have.

As Anupam says, you may find it easier to get a quote for replacement from your local computer repair shop if you don't fancy doing the job yourself.
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Its not the hard drive , it's a typical cheap disk drive. I see lots of replacements that say TS-U633 but the last # on my drive is A . Many replacements are showing just a TS- U633
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It's better to take it to a shop and see what they have to say.
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I see lots of replacements that say TS-U633 but the last # on my drive is A . Many replacements are showing just a TS- U633
You can get more results from a search here: http://www.thefind.com/search?query=TS-U633A
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Much appreciated guys. I checked out that link and it does show an exact replacement and it's new, it's also $49.00 , is it wise to go with a new one or does it make sense to buy a used one?

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