Inspiron 14z (5423) Optical Drives, Blu-Ray, replacement

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Inspiron 14z (5423) Optical Drives, Blu-Ray, replacement

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Good Day,

I have had my Inspiron 14z (5423) for about a year now, and I am interested in replacing my internal DVD drive with an internal blu-ray drive. Unfortunately, I could not find such a part on the Dell website. The only place I could find one is here: http://www.tiny-buys.com/bd-re-blu-ray-drive-burner/dell-inspiron-14z-5423.html but they did not provide the part number or anything that would help me find it somewhere else.

So basically I am wondering if there are other internal blu-ray drives compatible with the 14z 5423, if there are any other places I can get one (including from Dell?), and maybe the part number for the drive (or similar drives). I have seen internal blu-ray drives for some of the other Inspiron models in the $50-$90 price range, and it would be nice if I could get something less expensive than $172.

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  • Hi Princess Asteroidea, 

    Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) is factory shipped with only DVD writer and not customized with Blu-Ray drives. However, the optical drive slot is universal size you can install the Blu- Ray drive from the link you have provided.



    Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
    Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

  • Okay, universal size is definitely a good thing, and I assume that means other optical drives that don't specifically say they are compatible with the 14z (5423) might be compatible anyway, but is there a name or a designation for the type of "universal size" that my laptop has? Is there an easy way to tell if another optical drive will fit or not? The specifications document and user manual for my laptop did not provide any information about that.

    Thanks

  • Hi Princess Asteroidea,

    Sorry for the wrong information. Laptop optical drives do come with different sizes. Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) is factory shipped with only DVD writer and not customized with Blu-Ray drives. As per vendors information provide in the link above the BD-RE Blu-Ray Drive Burner Writer is compatible with dell inspiron 14z 5423.



    Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
    Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98