I'm looking for an internal DVDRW laptop drive. The current drive is a Panasonic/Matsush1ta UJ-840 (D) IDE / ATAPI drive manufactured in April 2005. It is installed in an ASUS A4500D laptop purchased around the same period.

Sony, Dell, ASUS, HP, Compaq and many other manufacturers also used this drive.

Something later would work fine I guess but I'm not sure how these drives are specified. The drive shows up in bios as secondary master. I mention this because I heard laptop drives have no jumpers and require fine soldering to set primary/secondary etc.

I'd like to part with no more than $10 for one of these. PM me or post to this thread, whichever you prefer.