As the title says really, I have an advent laptop with the 50 pin connector. My original internal (a Philips SDVD8820) became very slow at writing, taking 40 mins to burn audio when it used to be 4! so I thought i'd replace it.
I have taken the brackets off the old drive and attached them to the replacement (Lite On SOSC-2483K) drive.
Now the laptop starts to boot but freezes @ bios screen. However, it will still boot to XP with no problems without a rom drive, or with the old philips fitted.
Is the drive faulty, incompatible?
Any help appreciated
Thanks in advance