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HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab153nr
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My laptop's E Drive no longer recognizes loaded discs.  If I plug a compatible external DVD/CD drive into a USB port, do I also have to do anything to disable the built-in E Drive?  If so, what action(s)?  Thanks!

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No. You can leave it as is.

 

You can go to the Device Manager and disable the drive if you want to.

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No. You can leave it as is.

 

You can go to the Device Manager and disable the drive if you want to.

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Can you recommend a durable external drive of this type?  I bought a cheap one online that couldn't even detect a blank CD disc.  Thanks!

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The Amazon listed drive was the one that failed on me!

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Interesting. Well Amazon will take it on return.

 

Did you try multiple DVDs?

 

The  Sony unit will work.

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I did return the Amazon one for credit.  Its specs and appearance are very much like your Sony.  I wonder if non-Sony versions of this design are under lesser quality control.

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The non-Sony units are probably mostly Chinese, with the exception of the LG Korean branded drives.

 

LG is also a brand I recommend. I have had their HDTV units before and they were well made.

 

The Chinese units are not likely to have the strict quality control that Japanese external drives do.

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