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Blackjack416
1 Copper

Can I upgrade my CD/DVD drive to a Blu Ray in my Insipron 14r?

Exactly as the title says. 
I recently (a few months ago) purchased an Insipron 14r and it has the standard CD/DVD drive and I would like to see if I can put in a Blu Ray drive.
Is this something I can do myself or is this something I need to have Dell do or something someone else needs to do (like Geek Squad)?
Any help is appreciated!

Thanks 

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7 Plutonium

Re: Can I upgrade my CD/DVD drive to a Blu Ray in my Insipron 14r?

Hi Blackjack416,

I found a model CT30N that is a BD-ROM, DVD burner. You could try Dell spare parts but I see plenty on Ebay for under $60.

Yes, this is a simple exchange anyone can do. The procedure is here.

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Blackjack416
1 Copper

Re: Can I upgrade my CD/DVD drive to a Blu Ray in my Insipron 14r?

so this is something I can do myself?

do I need any special tools?

what about software, do I need that too?

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rdunnill
5 Iridium

Re: Can I upgrade my CD/DVD drive to a Blu Ray in my Insipron 14r?

You need a 'plastic scribe,' which is a pointed plastic rod.

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7 Plutonium

Re: Can I upgrade my CD/DVD drive to a Blu Ray in my Insipron 14r?

You also need an application that can play BD movies.

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