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georgenz
13-12-2009, 09:26 AM
Hi,

I need a replacement CD-RW/DVD Drive (GCC-424IN?) for an old IBM Thinkpad Model R51. I have fired off a few emails to various places that Google search has thrown up but would be interested in any suggestions.

tks

somebody
13-12-2009, 10:47 AM
You might be best trying to find a whole laptop, 2nd hand, off Trademe or similar and just salvaging the part.

Nomad
13-12-2009, 11:19 AM
Might be better to look in trademe or eBay. IBM Thinkpad tend to have a FRU #. That's the key thing to look for I think.

AFAIK the Thinkpad parts should be relatively easy to find because current or in the past with the "lines" of models - they are sharable with all the Thinkpad models. Unless the R series is different, all the drives are hot swappable and swappable to other model as well. One of the advantages of Thinkpad.

Think they are called the Ultrabay series.

georgenz
13-12-2009, 11:27 AM
Tks yes it is an Ultrabay Enhanced CD-RW / DVD model. I also have an old R31 but they are not interchangable but I think it would be with other R series. Hopefully I come across someone whose machine has died and is selling off the bits :D