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Cavimanus
03-24-2015, 05:38 AM
G'day,

If I try to burn something, I get errors. If I try to read something, I get weird sounds and hangs. So my guess would be the DVD drive is dead.

Model (from device manager): TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208DN
Outside markings (on the drive itself): DVD MULTI RECORDER

Is there a list of all G750JX-compatible DVD drives (so that I know which one to order)?

Thanks for any help.

Dazz777
03-26-2015, 08:38 AM
As it happens, whilst I had my computer apart, (also a G750JX) I replaced the DVD drive with a blu-ray drive (from a broken HP).
It plugged straight in. The only thing that differs is the brackets that are screwed to the drive, and they are easily swapped over.

BUT, here's the weird thing:
The drive in my G70 is fitted with a single retaining bracket. It is fixed to the inside (plug end) edge by two screws. A single "retaining screw" is then screwed into this bracket.
If you remove the cover over the HDD's & RAM, there are two holes near the RAM marked "B" and "C". On my laptop, the retaining screw lines up with hole C.
However whilst there was a screw in there, it doesn't actually attach to anything on the laptop.
SO, I can actually pull my DVD drive in and out without removing the screw!!!

I'd be interested to know if anyone else has the same setup.

But either way, swapping your DVD drive is easy, and any normal laptop drive should fit.

NB: You will also need to swap over the plastic facia.
(In my case I swapped it for a blu-ray SLOT drive, so the facia is different. Looks a big ugly, but I prefer not having the DVD tray pop out every time I bump the button.)

Cavimanus
03-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Yeah I don't believe swapping should be a big deal. The reason I'm asking this is that there are different drives/sizes and ASUS doesn't provide any related specifications.

Dazz777
03-27-2015, 04:43 AM
ah ok, any 12.7mm SATA unit will fit.