Re: Upgrade internal digital drive to a Blu Ray drive (302 Views)
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ginty32
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Upgrade internal digital drive to a Blu Ray drive

I have a Pavilion dv4 1140go and I'd like to swap my dvd rewriteable drive out for a Blu Ray rewriteable drive.  Can I do it?  What do I need to look for when I buy one?

 

Thanks,

Ginty

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Upgrade internal digital drive to a Blu Ray drive

Hi:

 

Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01597750.pdf

 

See chapter 3, pages 30-31 for the available BR drives with HP part numbers.

 

Be very careful when selecting the drive as there are several based on AMD or Intel hardware and the color of the notebook.

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ginty32
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Thanks for the info.

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Paul Tikkanen
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You're very welcome.

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ginty32
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I looked up those parts and the ones I found for Intel show that the parts are no longer supplied.  Can I find anything else that will work?

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Upgrade internal digital drive to a Blu Ray drive

That I wouldn't know.

 

You can try on EBay to see if anyone is selling those drives by querying by the part number.

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ginty32
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Re: Upgrade internal digital drive to a Blu Ray drive

Okay.  I'll keep looking, maybe an external drive is in my future.  Thanks again.

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