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Laptop Optical Drive not working, need help with a solution

Discussion in 'DVD/CDROM Drives' started by M00KIE, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. M00KIE

    M00KIE

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    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    My laptop's optical drive has ceased to work recently. Fortunately, I have an internal desktop SATA drive lying around. What is the best/cheapest way to connect it to my laptop? I'm thinking of buying a USB to SATA adapter (which also comes with a power supply) and use that to connect the drive. I found one here: http://goo.gl/ObLBfU
    and it seems like it's only compatible with 2.5"/3.5" HDD, but I don't see why it shouldn't work with a 5.25" Optical Drive (since the connections are the same). Will it work? if not, what is the best solution?
     
  2. DSTM (Dougie)

    DSTM (Dougie) Registered Members

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    Hi and welcome to Computer Help Forums.
    Your link doesn't say it supports Optical Drives so doubt it would be suitable.
    This is more like what you want.

    http://www.usbsataadaptercable.com/
     

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