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does anyone know where to get a free internal dvd writer?

Sazar

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#2
You would have to purchase a DVD burner instead of a cd burner that you have right now.

The good news is, after the cost of purchasing the DVD burner, it's free :cool:

j/p :)

But seriously.
 
#3
Free, no. Cheap, maybe.

If you have a desktop computer a good DVD burner runs $26-30.

If you have a laptop, life gets more expensive. Prices run from $60 and up. Or you can buy a desktop DVD burner and put it in a cheap USB adapter case and run it external to the laptop for between $40-50 ($26-30 for the burner + $15-20 for an external USB case).

Check out newegg.com and possibly meritline for a cheap case.
 

fitz

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#6
can somehow upgrade my current one?
No.. a CD Burner is not the same as a DVD burner - your "upgrade" would require ripping out the laser, the motor, and the control board and replacing them.. in which case, you'd be buying a DVD burner to get the correct parts anyway.
 

Sazar

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#7
Correct, you'd need to buy a new drive amigo. There are certain pieces needed that you can't just enable. I have heard of certain drives that you can speed up using firmware, but I haven't heard of any that are able to burn dvd's with a firmware upgrade.

You will need to buy and they are pretty cheap these days.
 

lancer

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#8
they are two different lasers.... by now you surely have got the picture that you need to buy a dvd burner.

just like a cd stereo player is not a dvd video player or that a car is not a boat, and that bush is really a monkey and most unlike a man.
 

trogdorwasaman

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#9
they are two different lasers.... by now you surely have got the picture that you need to buy a dvd burner.

just like a cd stereo player is not a dvd video player or that a car is not a boat, and that bush is really a monkey and most unlike a man.
i liked this little analogy



thanks everyone this really helped
i never knew the lasers were diff
 

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