View Full Version : 2nd hand IBM parts

13-12-2009, 09:26 AM

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.


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.

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.

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