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06-03-2022 12:18 PM - last edited on 06-03-2022 12:27 PM by MayS
I purchased the above computer a few days ago not realizing it did not have a CD/DVD Writer installed. I am trying to purchase a DVD write that will fit in the chassis. I would appreciate if some of the team could offer me a model number that will fit in my new computer. So far HP tech support sent me searching. Still I want to purchase the correct component that will fit in the chassis.
Thanks in advance for information.
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06-03-2022 03:39 PM - edited 06-03-2022 03:56 PM
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If you are interested in getting the original OEM HP Optical drive, that would be HP p/n: L76886-001 "Optical Drive - ASSY, ODD w/bezel_latch, Holmes". It so happens that HP has this part in stock: HP PartSurfer, as seen here:
Please note that according to HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-2032 PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support, the original desktop configuration was not fitted with an optical drive, quote: "Optical drive not included".
[EDIT:] Another option would be to use an external USB 3.x optical drive connected to one of your front panel "USB 3.2 Gen 3 Type-A ports (10 Gbps data transfer)" OR "USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (5 Gbps data transfer)" (not sure what your particular desktop is fitted with) ports, such as this example: External CD Drive Type C USB 3.0 Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer ....
Hope this was helpful.
06-03-2022 05:19 PM
I do understand, I have been looking. Please appreciate that finding information for an HP SATA CD/DVD W/R-compatible drive for your TP01-2032 desktop is difficult to find. -I am not even 100% sure if the optical drive part number I provided earlier (L76886-001) will fit because HP specs are, well, MIA. Please be advised that several HP sources I was able to locate did recommend using an external drive though, such as here:
06-03-2022 08:52 PM - edited 06-03-2022 10:14 PM
All right, looked into the subject matter some more after dinner. And this is what I think you are dealing with -please verify and provide feedback.
Your TP01-2032 has currently this front bezel attached, where the DVD-Writer outline/cover is visible, but removable:
The DVD-Writer+ bezel/latch combo you are asking for is what I indicated in my first response: HP p/n: L76886-001 "Optical Drive - ASSY, ODD w/bezel_latch, Holmes".
They are apparently difficult to get a hold of. I didn't see any discounted units on eBay or sites like it. The only places I found that have this DVD-Writer in stock and for sale is HP (https://partsurfer.hp.com/partsurfer?searchtext=l76886-001) for $94.25, or you can get it via Impact Computers: L76886-001 - Hewlett-packard (HP) - Optical Drive - ODD With Bezel Latch, Holmes | Impact Computers for $98.99.
Conclusion: if I were you, I would get the much cheaper and likely faster/more advanced USB 3.x external optical drive unit: External CD Drive Type C USB 3.0 Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer ....
Hope this helps.
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