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Old 05-11-2007, 01:30 PM
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My wife broke the whole bloody disc drive out her Vaio. Sony website has one for 379.95$
Are there any other options?
Old 05-11-2007, 01:46 PM
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Default RE: Sony Vaio help

If it is not a laptop, most any aftermarket DVD/CD Burner should work.
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Vaio= Laptop Thanks.
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in keyskids defense, Sony makes Vaio desktops as well. But for a laptop, I think the only other option is to get an external drive. Would be cheaper but would have to carry around an extra part or two.
Old 05-11-2007, 04:09 PM
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Sorry keyskids, didnt mean to be a pr1ck. Man, I cant lug around exra stuff. Is that sort of pricing normal for laptop parts? Its Sony proper or nothing huh? No aftermarket stuff.
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No aftermarket? Take the laptop apart and read who made the Vaio drive. You can buy a much cheaper, better drive for alot less.
Old 05-11-2007, 04:22 PM
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Buster, thats what Im saying man. Who and where and how do you designate the right one etc etc. Id hate to buy the wrong muffler bearings.
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Here's a plan. Take the vaio to best buy or circuit city or comp usa, and show the geeks your dilemma. They will show you the options you have for a plug and play replacement. Write down your choices and go home, get on the internet and order one dirt cheap. That's what I did. It's very easy to replace your self. Even a cave man could do it.
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Groovy, I may try that.
Thanks.
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Bugbuster:

Could a Redneck do it, though?
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Dat chit aint funny!
Old 05-11-2007, 09:08 PM
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You can pick up PCMCIA drives cheap enough if you search the net. Here's an example at around $55 for a burner. You just have to be handy with a small screwdriver.



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