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Upgrading and Replacing a Broken SATA CD/DVD Drive

Hello I have been pondering about for quite some time needed some input from the HP community. I purchased an

Hp Pavilion A6619f Desktop PC (

and not to long ago was trying to play a dvd and it wouldn't play, so i just ignored it. my computer got hit with some horrible malware and i took it to some local PC Tech's and had them remove the malware and asked to see if anything else was wrong. He told me that my CD/DVD drive was broken and was the reason i couldn't play my CD's or DVD's so my question is what is a good replacement CD/DVD drive for my PC? and where is a good place to buy them? Like:Newegg or TigerDirect because those are the only places i know to buy pc components online besides going somewhere in person such as Fry's.

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Re: Upgrading and Replacing a Broken SATA CD/DVD Drive

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These HP "how-to" articles should be helpful.


You local electronics store should have a replacement internal SATA CD/DVD drive.  Otherwise go online.  The Samsung models have been highly rated in PC magazines.  This Samsung model also has Lightscribe capabilities.


The replacement task should be15-30 minutes.

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Re: Upgrading and Replacing a Broken SATA CD/DVD Drive

Rica, welcome to the forum.


Here is DVD Writer from HP that should work fine in your computer.  It is faster than the one the failed.  Also, it appears to be a good price with FREE shipping.  I have used HP Stores without any problems.


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Re: Upgrading and Replacing a Broken SATA CD/DVD Drive

Same drive, the HP 1270i

Only it's almost 1/2 the price.

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