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Re: Laptop CD player, audio CDs, no sound (Fedora 8)

    Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:40:04 -0400 
   From: Don Levey <[hidden email]> 

   Dan Ritter wrote: 
   > On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 04:24:09PM -0400, Don Levey wrote: 
   >> Are you suggesting this is a driver problem, or that the hardware has 
   >> gone flakey? 
   > Judging from your last post, I would say that the hardware is 
   > flaking. 

   <sigh>  I was afraid of that.  Is replacing a laptop optical drive as 
   easy as a desktop?  The last laptop died before the CD drive went. 

Depends.  On my Inspiron 8200, it's either much easier or trivial. 
It's "much easier" if it's the fixed drive -- loosen one screw, slide 
out the old one, insert the new one, and replace the screw.  It's 
"trivial" if it's in the removable bay -- slide the removal thing on 
the back of the laptop (like it's a battery), remove the old one, 
slide the new one in until it clicks.  On other laptops, it may be 
much harder. 

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