Dell Inspiron 1525 CPU DVD/CD writer

By jmdlcar ยท 5 replies
Jul 22, 2016
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  1. My laptop has a DVD Rom and CD writer but want to do is put a DVD writer and CD writer in it but I need a part number for the drive that will fit that Laptop. The company needs a part number to be sure if will work. Any idea?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    A laptops CD/DVD drives are basically universal. The rear mounting bracket can be removed from the old drive and paced on the new drive
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  3. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    The one in the Dell has one big connector and the one I got look like sata connector. So I need to find another like the Dell has.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,714   +3,695

    I'm confused. Can you post pictures of what you are dealing with. From what I can see the Dell Inspiron 1525 takes a SATA connection. If you bought a Slim DVD drive with a SATA connector, it should work.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The "big" connector is an IDE interface and the smaller square is SATA. IDE types are very old. You might find an IDE CD/DVD laptop drive on EBay
  6. jmdlcar

    jmdlcar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Both CD/DVD were made the same year but mind was a Dell and came from a HP. I know now and what to look for.

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