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Topic # 227445 7-Jan-2018 16:35
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Does anyone have access to a Lenovo B41-30 laptop with DVD drive?

 

I'd like to know what the make/model/part number of the cd/dvd drive is please.


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  Reply # 1932748 9-Jan-2018 12:44
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You could try here with your laptop serial or model number https://support.lenovo.com/nz/en/partslookup

 

Sorry I'm new and not allowed to post links yet so you will have to copy and paste the above URL.




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  Reply # 1938179 13-Jan-2018 16:42
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UPDATE:  After checking link from @kiwibum, I found an Australian/NZ web site for Lenovo, so shot them an email asking if they had any optical drives, either new or used.

 

Got a nice reply back asking for further details of laptop (S/N etc), and a day later received a quotation/order form for the part in question.

 

Now I paid less than AU$300 for the laptop, and one expected an optical drive to be around the $80 retail mark.  A second hand same models are on TM for around $220 average, and I keep my eye out for a dead unit that has salvageable parts, so $20 or $30 for the CD/DVD drive?

 

Lenovo's quotation for a drive? ...... $238.30 !!!!

 

One of us is out of their mind ... and it ain't me (I think) undecided

 

 


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  Reply # 1938180 13-Jan-2018 16:54
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If its not a standard form factor laptop drive then that price is probably about right as a spare part.

 

 





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  Reply # 1938232 13-Jan-2018 18:38
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Would this work?

 

 

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/The-new-and-original-Lenovo-B40-80-B41-notebook-built-in-recorder-with-baffle-and-fixed

 

Depending on user case maybe just buy a USB external jobbie for $50 all up? I haven't had an optical drive in a laptop for nearly 3 years, have been meaning to buy an external just in case but yet to find a need :P




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  Reply # 1938248 13-Jan-2018 18:56
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@Wade ... thanks for that, and I've looked at quite a few purporting to be suitable, but the bezel is slightly different on each.

 

I've had a couple of laptops over the years that never had optical drives, and I use an external one for anything requiring one ... just that I have a particular DVD playing need at times without carrying the external drive with me.

 

 


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  Reply # 1938371 13-Jan-2018 20:38
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Rickles:

 

@Wade ... thanks for that, and I've looked at quite a few purporting to be suitable, but the bezel is slightly different on each.

 

 

Don't worry about the bezel, just find one that has the right connector, slides in the slot and plugs into the connection. Then replace the bezel with your old one. By bezel I'm assuming you just mean the plastic faceplate on the end, they just clip on, little fiddling with a couple of small screw drivers or knife and you can get the bezel off. Just did this a couple of weeks ago for my Acer. Can't remember what the donor laptop was but the faceplate was different and just swapped them. Even if you brake the clips taking the bezel off, couple drops of super glue will keep it in place.

 

Just realised this doesn't help you if you don't currently have a DVD drive and looking to fit one. Actually, then you can use the plastic that is the blank and convert that to the new faceplate. There is always a way if you have the time to play with it to make it work.

 

Another option is to have a search running on Trademe for the same or similar models advertised for parts that has the DVD drive, buy it, take out the drive and relist it again less drive.

Or look on Ebay.

 

Hope one of those ideas is useful.




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  Reply # 1938375 13-Jan-2018 20:55
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     >Hope one of those ideas is useful.<

 

Yep, thanks ... pretty much already onto those avenues.  And yes, originally came with no drive, just the plastic tray/former in the slot.


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  Reply # 1938382 13-Jan-2018 21:09
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OK, guess it depends how pretty you want the end result then. They work without the bezel on the front if it's a fitting issue, get a cheap one, pull the bezel off if required for the tray to fit correctly and leave it at that. Looks a bit ugly (have another laptop like that where the bezel broke off) but still functions as required. Does help putting people off wanting to steal it though when they see it.




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  Reply # 1941285 17-Jan-2018 09:02
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To be fair ... I have had a further response from Lenovo, and the drive is priced at $59.80.   The balance was for factory/service agent installation labour wink

 

This was not itemised on the original quote.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1941310 17-Jan-2018 09:32
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Rickles:

 

Does anyone have access to a Lenovo B41-30 laptop with DVD drive?

 

I'd like to know what the make/model/part number of the cd/dvd drive is please.

 

There is a serial number on the laptop bottom, can you post it.




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  Reply # 1941318 17-Jan-2018 09:45
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     >There is a serial number on the laptop bottom, can you post it.<

 

S/N: MP11DE7K
MTM: 80LF000SAU

 

Using Lenovo's web site parts identification service, I found it points to 2 or three models of optical drive, but they don't seem to turn up under any 'retail', eBay, or TradeMe searches.

 

At least Lenovo say they have one to suit.


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  Reply # 1941377 17-Jan-2018 10:40
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     >There is a serial number on the laptop bottom, can you post it.<

 

S/N: MP11DE7K
MTM: 80LF000SAU

 

Using Lenovo's web site parts identification service, I found it points to 2 or three models of optical drive, but they don't seem to turn up under any 'retail', eBay, or TradeMe searches.

 

At least Lenovo say they have one to suit.

 

Yes beause the part is OEM.  I may may be able to find a replacement ODD there are a couple of HP/Lenovo latops floating arouind at my place.  If not TradeMe will have one no doubt.

 

Is the drive bay removed?




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  Reply # 1941388 17-Jan-2018 10:55
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@pillmonsta ... 

 

     >I may may be able to find a replacement ODD there are a couple of HP/Lenovo latops floating arouind at my place. If not TradeMe will have one no doubt.<

 

Thanks, appreciated ... and yes, I regularly look on Trademe for either a parts-only laptop, or even a cheapie I can burgle wink

 

     >Is the drive bay removed? <

 

Empty drive bay, just has a plastic former sitting in there ... remove one screw and it slides out.

 

 


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  Reply # 1941441 17-Jan-2018 11:52
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I've got a Hitachi SU208 9.5mm tray drive which will prob fit, came out of a clients HP Pavillion.  It's 2013 but barely used as client dropped laptop onto concrete just after purchasing. 

 

Nvm...throw away buy another. 

 

 

 

Same as this one

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1941492 17-Jan-2018 12:59
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Certainly looks similar, but I've tried some before and they don't fit the gap (height-wise) ... apparently what is required is something called "ultra-slim", which I gather is 9mm.

 

Also, the front panel/bezel is a chamfered arrangement to blend in with the laptop edge profile.


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