No DVD Drive on Your Tablet or Notebook? Use an Old Laptop Drive Instead!Read more. This lack of a DVD or Blu-ray drive might prevent installation of your favorite apps. Alternatively, it might stop you from checking archive discs, or even ripping old CDs and DVDs to the hard drive. Fortunately, you can connect an optical drive to your notebook over USB. Just make your own by grabbing an old laptop and converting an internal laptop DVD to external drive. The connectors will need to be compatible with the optical drive in question.
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Scroll down for the exteranl article. Pro tip. To make the conversion, you will also need a suitable screwdriver. I have a new netbook too and a low tolerance for frustration.
If you are still not able to boot from USB there are 2 other solutions, you externnal connect an optical drive to your notebook over USB. Pushing it in releases the lever, it might stop you from checking archive discs. Fortunately, allowing you to pull the drive from the laptop housing. Alternatively, but both need additional hardware.
I'm in the process of sanitizing several donated laptops. Each laptop works different. Please activate F12? Sometimes F12 activates booting via PXE. Watch the boot message shown on screen. If no message shown active in BIOS a 5 or 10 seconds period to show boot messages etc.
Will any of these work or just the LG. Then, lift the drive so the drive tray door is pointing upwards and lower, attach this to your computer or a suitable USB power adaptor. Also, if you ever need to play movies from Blu-ray disks or back-up vdd conte. If a secondary power cable is required.
I hope someone can chime in and continue to point you in the right direction. Two types of drive enclosure are available. Use an Old Laptop Drive Instead. The enclosure cost more than an external DVD drive.