View Full Version : OT: A new DVD Drive

06-17-2007, 01:05 PM
My old Samsung DVD/CD Burner Drive has stopped working as of today. The Dam thing has my IL2 1946 dvd in there and now it wont open.

Now i think its time for a replacement. Any good one you know out there. I want something that will read all formats and burn all formats of DVD/CD's.

The Busted one i have now would not read DVD-R's.

Please keep the price under $50 is you have any suggestions.

06-17-2007, 02:03 PM
Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010100005+4025+1036506653+1036906731+1037213801 +1037608017+1037119981+1037507832+1038006800+12980 19801&name=Yes)

Don't know if you want IDE or SATA, but all these should be good. Cross check Tom's Hardware for the best one for you.

06-17-2007, 03:16 PM
Zip Zoom Fly and New Egg have very good prices on dvd burners.


There should be a pinhole on the front of your dead drive.Unfold a paper clip and stick it in the hole to manually open the drive.

06-17-2007, 04:21 PM
When my old cd drive broke I had to manually open it with a hammer.

06-17-2007, 04:51 PM
look around for a small hole and if you find one insert a small piece of stiff wire and it might reset for you so you can get your disc back without any damage

Best of luck

Please excuse the redundant post, I just noticed that Troll2k has already made this suggestion

06-17-2007, 04:56 PM
I have had great luck wit LITEON drives from Walmart or the LG drives. Both great mfg'r IMO.