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Thinkpad 570E: upgrade with DVD+RW?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Jonathan Nitschke, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Hello all,

    I am the proud owner of an archaic thinkpad 570e, which I have
    upgraded in almost every possible respect, save one: the ultrabase DVD
    drive is still the old Toshiba SD-C2102, circa '99 or so. Has anyone
    succeeded in upgrading an ultrabase drive (or a TP 600 series ultrabay
    drive) to a DVD+RW device? Are these pretty much standard, i.e. after
    swapping the rails and the adaptor that fits on the end, will any slim
    notebook CD/DVD drive become an ultrabase device? The one I would
    really like is the Panasonic UJ-815B, the one that comes with the new


    Jonathan Nitschke
    Jonathan Nitschke, Dec 3, 2003
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  2. Jonathan Nitschke

    Sapper Guest

    I did this for a 600E. Trick was to use a RW drive that had the connectors
    (at the back of the drive) in the same position as on the 600 drive.
    Sapper, Dec 3, 2003
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  3. Yes, it will work
    Bruce Markowitz, Dec 5, 2003
  4. Jonathan Nitschke

    Silo Guest

    THink there are limited number of drives that will work. Bought one on eBay
    for a 600X and it worked fine.
    Silo, Dec 6, 2003
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