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Tear It Down May 5, 2009

Posted by laptoppartsexpert in Disassembly, Optical drive.
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A customer emailed me today looking for a DVD drive for his Toshiba Satellite P25 laptop. Unfortunately, Toshiba sells many drives for this model and they all use a different front plastic faces while using the same backplane and bracket. Also, they offered a DVD, a combo drive and a DVD-RAM. You have to match the old drive or you will have to buy a new face for the replacement.

The customer did not specify so I told them they would have to give me the core part number on the drive to get the right one. There are two ways of doing this. The first, is to go to the Windows Device manager and check the DVD/CD category. The second is to take out the drive and look on the label. The customer however, did not know how to take it apart. So, for any of you that need to disassemble your Toshiba, I recommend teardown guides at our advertising partners’ website, IrisVista.com/Tech. These sites are specifically for Toshiba. You can find guides for other brands on the resources page of our website, http://www.laptoppartsexpert.com/p-159-resources.html.