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2009-02-10, 03:57 PM
How can I install a dvd burner in my pc. When I got it, it already had a cd burner. I know there isn't one as when i try to burn a dvd it doesn't go all the way.

2009-02-10, 04:21 PM
It is very simple. You just open the case. Unplug the two cables (power and data, possibly a digital cable that goes to your sound card) at the rear. Remove old drive and install drive. Reinstall cables and you are done. Takes less than 5 minutes.

if you old drive is IDE it's going to be easiest to replace it with an IDE drive. SATA requires a different type of power connector that your computer may not have if it is older. It also has a different type of data connector.

This is a good one.

2009-02-10, 06:00 PM
Many computers have an empty 5 1/2 inch drive bay, allowing installation of an extra burner. If you have space, might as well keep the cd burner you have. Is nice for quick disc copies, less swapping discs in & out of machine. There are usually extra power plugs, and extra IDE hookups on the existing ribbon cable. If you have SATA inputs to motherboard, would need a new cable for that. The dedicated connection to soundboard via a separate cable is optional, the signal will get there thru the data cable.

2009-02-18, 09:00 PM
Hope this belongs here. If I install a burner that burns in HD or BlueRay, will it also play/show the video in the same format on my HD TV from my computer?