Need new laptop optical drive

By Rig ยท 6 replies
May 19, 2011
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  1. Hello, I have a Sony Vaio VGN-N38E laptop and the optical drive seems to be dead. Can someone give me a link to a compatible Optical Drive that I can purchase?
    I'm not sure how to find out what type it needs (or what types there are).

    Thanks for any help :)
  2. Rig

    Rig TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I'm sorry, I don't understand? Please help me find a replacement drive as I cant even read discs on my laptop (or boot any from BIOS).
  3. r3dark

    r3dark TS Rookie Posts: 45

  4. Rig

    Rig TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Sorry I mean My Optical drive. I need a new Optical Drive to read discs but I don't know which one to get.
  5. Rig

    Rig TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24


    I do genuinly need an Optical drive, any will do please advise :)
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    Looking at the service manual for your model, it would appear that the drive can be removed. Have you tried taking it out and see whether a label w/ model # is there? Try looking that up online.

    Can your laptop boot from a USB drive? If so, maybe get an external USB optical drive instead? As those are a lot cheaper. Look slim too. But it is one more thing to carry when you're on the go.
  7. Jude

    Jude TS Rookie

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