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    Default Re: Advice please for missing optical drive from PC

    Don't have to buy one, most have a few kicking around

    Have a couple myself as well as 2 other Desktops that could be used to test the like of this situation

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    Default Re: Advice please for missing optical drive from PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    Don't have to buy one, most have a few kicking around

    Have a couple myself as well as 2 other Desktops that could be used to test the like of this situation
    Its a Dell SFF .
    So isnt a standard size DVD drive , from the pics Ive seen.

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    Default Re: Advice please for missing optical drive from PC

    Right, could see if one works unmounted if possible

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    Default Re: Advice please for missing optical drive from PC

    Hi everyone, wanted to provide a conclusion (sorry for the delay, had my stuff arrive from NZ, and life has been keeping me busy!).

    Downloaded linux mint onto ISO (impressed myself no end with verifying it, and then using Rufus to transferring linux as an ISO - ah, n00b pleasures ), I can see the drive, but nothing works with it. A dead drive, but I gave it a shot to try and keep it going... [shrug]

    New caddy, hard drive and external optical drive on the way. Thanks everyone for your help and guidance!

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