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DUN1
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Hi, i've an old notebook Microstar md5971 and the cd reader (SBW 241) is
broken
i tryed to upgrade to HP , LG and NEC one, but the bios doesn't detect any.

should i have to flash bios or buy old unit compatible with my notebook?

any advice?

Yves Leclerc
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Notebooks (laptops) are very specialised PCs. Most of the time you can only
use original replacement devices.

Is the CD reader an internal unit???


"DUN1" <DUN1@Libero.it> wrote in message
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> Hi, i've an old notebook Microstar md5971 and the cd reader (SBW 241) is
> broken
> i tryed to upgrade to HP , LG and NEC one, but the bios doesn't detect
> any.
>
> should i have to flash bios or buy old unit compatible with my notebook?
>
> any advice?
>
>

Miss Perspicacia Tick
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
DUN1 wrote:
> Hi, i've an old notebook Microstar md5971 and the cd reader (SBW 241)
> is broken
> i tryed to upgrade to HP , LG and NEC one, but the bios doesn't
> detect any.
>
> should i have to flash bios or buy old unit compatible with my
> notebook?
>
> any advice?

What has this to with Windows XP? That computer's so old it certainly isn't
capable of running it!


Optical units.