[Novalug] Spare Dell laptop CD drive
Sun Aug 14 18:30:19 EDT 2011
On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 05:57:21PM -0400, Jay Hart wrote:
> Anyone heard of these units having a bad internal power controller that could
> cause this, the HDD was doing the exact same thing.
I've not run across a bad power supply, but I have had the cooling
fan in some Dell laptops (C840 series) wear out, and had overheating
issues. I put them over a cheapo-laptop stand with fan, and they're
I keep a USB CDrom drive on hand to nurse some of my elderly laptops
back to life. Or maybe a PXE boot if you are installing Linux on the
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