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Topic # 13226 29-Apr-2007 13:34
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About a couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend dropped her laptop and it seems that the internal DVD-ROM doesn't work anymore.

To open it, I have to pry the drive out, which usually means the spring mechanism is broken.

I am now considering getting a replacement DVD-ROM, but am unsure of where I can find these as they're not exactly generic factory parts.

Model: IBM ThinkPad T30

Could someone please help me find a supplier/vendor that can replace and repair this particular model with a variety of options  to replace the drive with (either a CD/DVD Combo, or CD/DVD Burner)

It would be much appreciated :)

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Reply # 68847 29-Apr-2007 18:39
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This computer does have an UltraBay doesn't it (My IBM does). If it does, it shouldn't be too hard to get one because I know that they have a parts center somewhere in Auckland (I saw a package at my school with an address on it and a tick on a sticker on it saying "faulty part" and the part type was a dvd drive), so if you can get hold of that place they should have them.

I don't know what you mean by "as they're not exactly generic factory parts." as I can't see why they wouldn't have them.

Can't beat the burble of that American V8. Ohh yea!

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