Omnibook 510 CD drive

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Will any notebook replace cd drive work with the Omnibook 510 OR does it
have to be a specific HP model?
TIA
Patrick
 

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"IrishDxx" <IrishDxx@mydomain.com> wrote in message
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> Will any notebook replace cd drive work with the Omnibook 510 OR does it
> have to be a specific HP model?
> TIA
> Patrick
>
If my memory is correct the 510 has a separate
expansion unit for the CD drive and I presume
that yours has a fault. I have repaired a few of
these where the CD or DVD is not detected
by the OS and it has turned out to be a fault in
the base unit itself. Even though the FDD was
detected in the same slot.
Have you thought of a USB drive as a alternative
cheaper option.
 
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The unit has been bought on eBay and I have not received it yet, it was
stated that there was no cd drive or floppy drive. I have considered a usb
drive BUT from a travel perspective (especially on airplanes) an internal
drive would be preferable.
Patrick


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> "IrishDxx" <IrishDxx@mydomain.com> wrote in message
> news:Y1Fad.17011$54.282119@typhoon.sonic.net...
>> Will any notebook replace cd drive work with the Omnibook 510 OR does it
>> have to be a specific HP model?
>> TIA
>> Patrick
>>
> If my memory is correct the 510 has a separate
> expansion unit for the CD drive and I presume
> that yours has a fault. I have repaired a few of
> these where the CD or DVD is not detected
> by the OS and it has turned out to be a fault in
> the base unit itself. Even though the FDD was
> detected in the same slot.
> Have you thought of a USB drive as a alternative
> cheaper option.
>
 

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If you have not bought the expansion unit with it
then USB is your only option.
The 510 has no internal CD or FDD
The expansion unit is not really a portable device.
Have a look
http://h200004.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpi05913/lpi05913.pdf


"IrishDxx" <IrishDxx@mydomain.com> wrote in message
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> The unit has been bought on eBay and I have not received it yet, it was
> stated that there was no cd drive or floppy drive. I have considered a usb
> drive BUT from a travel perspective (especially on airplanes) an internal
> drive would be preferable.
> Patrick
>
>
> "Merlin" <nothere@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ckhlh2$86t$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
>>
>> "IrishDxx" <IrishDxx@mydomain.com> wrote in message
>> news:Y1Fad.17011$54.282119@typhoon.sonic.net...
>>> Will any notebook replace cd drive work with the Omnibook 510 OR does it
>>> have to be a specific HP model?
>>> TIA
>>> Patrick
>>>
>> If my memory is correct the 510 has a separate
>> expansion unit for the CD drive and I presume
>> that yours has a fault. I have repaired a few of
>> these where the CD or DVD is not detected
>> by the OS and it has turned out to be a fault in
>> the base unit itself. Even though the FDD was
>> detected in the same slot.
>> Have you thought of a USB drive as a alternative
>> cheaper option.
>>
>
>
 
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Well I am not sure if the expansion unit will be with the notebook, so I
will only really know when it arrives, the USP shipping weight is nearly 7
lbs, cannot find a weight for the notebook with and without the docking bay.
From Cnet they give the weight as a little over 3lbs, so it may be that the
docking bay is with it.
Patrick



"Merlin" <nothere@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> If you have not bought the expansion unit with it
> then USB is your only option.
> The 510 has no internal CD or FDD
> The expansion unit is not really a portable device.
> Have a look
> http://h200004.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpi05913/lpi05913.pdf
>
>
> "IrishDxx" <IrishDxx@mydomain.com> wrote in message
> news:ME3bd.17161$54.286495@typhoon.sonic.net...
>> The unit has been bought on eBay and I have not received it yet, it was
>> stated that there was no cd drive or floppy drive. I have considered a
>> usb drive BUT from a travel perspective (especially on airplanes) an
>> internal drive would be preferable.
>> Patrick
>>
>>
>> "Merlin" <nothere@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:ckhlh2$86t$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
>>>
>>> "IrishDxx" <IrishDxx@mydomain.com> wrote in message
>>> news:Y1Fad.17011$54.282119@typhoon.sonic.net...
>>>> Will any notebook replace cd drive work with the Omnibook 510 OR does
>>>> it have to be a specific HP model?
>>>> TIA
>>>> Patrick
>>>>
>>> If my memory is correct the 510 has a separate
>>> expansion unit for the CD drive and I presume
>>> that yours has a fault. I have repaired a few of
>>> these where the CD or DVD is not detected
>>> by the OS and it has turned out to be a fault in
>>> the base unit itself. Even though the FDD was
>>> detected in the same slot.
>>> Have you thought of a USB drive as a alternative
>>> cheaper option.
>>>
>>
>>
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>