I am new to this forum and am not sure if this is the right place to ask the following question but I'll take my chances. My cd/dvd writer in my computer needs to be replaced. I am going to order one and need to know if they are generic or there are certain specs I need to consider. My computer is a 3 year old VPR Matrix w/XP. Any guidance would be welcome. Thanks.
this sounds like an oem box. look and see if the current drive have a regular faceplate (flat face) or does it have a custom faceplate or a faceless unit sitting behind a built-in face on the case. if it is not a regular faceplate type, you will have to mount the new drive in an emthy drive bay or modify the new drive or case.