The optical (CD/DVD) drive on my Dell 14Z seems to have given up the ghost. It's not always showing up in the list of drive n Windows Explorer and if it does I am unable to read anything on the drive.
I've followed the Dell troubleshooting without success.
I'm looking at replacing the drive. It is an HL GU60N.
Will pretty well any SATA drive with the eject button and emergency release pin hole in the same place work?
I'm counting on other drives having the same chassis layout and the face plates having the same mountings. Then I will be able to swap over the original face plate onto the replacement drive.
Thanks for your help.