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V5 and V7 dvddrive –
Does anyone know if a V7 dvd drive will work in a V5 without doing anything to it, and also will a V7 just laser assembly work in a V5 without any modification to it, wondering cause I can get a really really cheap V7 ($50) that was a victim of someones botched solder job and I have a couple of V5's and it would be nice to have a spare laser/dvd drive as one of mine seems to be stressing lately.. Anyone know? thanks
Have tried this once and it did not work, laser just clicks mad.
I currently have a v7 with a v5 laser in it, and a v5 with a v7 laser in it - I swapped them and both are happy.
There is more than one type of laser that came with the v5; one has the black casing over it, and the other has no casing. The laser I swapped was the type without the casing, it looked very similar to the v7 laser (also no casing).
The point is that it can be done, but it depends on what type of laser the v5 came with originally.