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Old April 24th 10, 03:39 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Chief Scratchum
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I can't believe I can't find a WHITE IDE internal DVD burner anywhere! A
year ago you could find them most anywhere.
It hasn't been that long ago that they came with interchangeable face
plates.
Grrrr,,,,

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Old April 24th 10, 04:07 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Paul
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Chief Scratchum wrote:
I can't believe I can't find a WHITE IDE internal DVD burner anywhere! A
year ago you could find them most anywhere.
It hasn't been that long ago that they came with interchangeable face
plates.
Grrrr,,,,


When I bought one of these a couple years ago, it says "black" on
the box, but inside the box is a replacement beige bezel.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...eaccb53 cen02

Even figuring out what software was bundled with the product was
difficult. I actually had to drive to the store, pick up the box,
and read the side of the box, to get the details :-)

The advantage of buying a "retail" boxed drive like that one,
is all the goodies inside the box. When you buy the "drive in
a bag" product or OEM goods, it slashes the price by 33%,
but you're missing a CD with software, extra bezel and so on.

In this case, I cannot prove to you, that the product comes
with the beige bezel inside! The advert doesn't mention it,
so I can't be absolutely sure, that the item shipping today,
has the same box contents as the one two years ago.

The reason they might not mention the box contents on a page
like this, is because they may be using this web page for
both the OEM version and the "retail" version.

http://www.lg.com/ca_en/computer-pro...r-GH22LP20.jsp

Here is another seller, claiming to have both black and white
bezels.

http://pconlineshop.co.nz/pcshop/pro...c16bf8dd018050

It's a crap shoot.

Paul
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Old April 24th 10, 06:20 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Chief Scratchum
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Paul wrote in
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Chief Scratchum wrote:
I can't believe I can't find a WHITE IDE internal DVD burner
anywhere! A year ago you could find them most anywhere.
It hasn't been that long ago that they came with interchangeable face
plates.
Grrrr,,,,


When I bought one of these a couple years ago, it says "black" on
the box, but inside the box is a replacement beige bezel.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...22x-dvd-r-rw-i
nternal-drive-with-lightscribe-gh22-gh22lp20/10107476.aspx?path=913a3be
71f84b8a5be4aa841eaccb53cen02

Even figuring out what software was bundled with the product was
difficult. I actually had to drive to the store, pick up the box,
and read the side of the box, to get the details :-)

The advantage of buying a "retail" boxed drive like that one,
is all the goodies inside the box. When you buy the "drive in
a bag" product or OEM goods, it slashes the price by 33%,
but you're missing a CD with software, extra bezel and so on.

In this case, I cannot prove to you, that the product comes
with the beige bezel inside! The advert doesn't mention it,
so I can't be absolutely sure, that the item shipping today,
has the same box contents as the one two years ago.

The reason they might not mention the box contents on a page
like this, is because they may be using this web page for
both the OEM version and the "retail" version.

http://www.lg.com/ca_en/computer-pro.../LG-internal-d
vd-burner-GH22LP20.jsp

Here is another seller, claiming to have both black and white
bezels.

http://pconlineshop.co.nz/pcshop/pro...s_id=274633&RB
Tid=294a059a5da3da8f22c16bf8dd018050

It's a crap shoot.


Well, like you say, the "white" part is unsure on the first one.
The second one is kind of salty... about double what you can buy some of
the black ones for. I just talked to my customer about it and he's decided
that he really doesn't care that much if it doesn't match. I already have a
couple of those in stock, so black it is.
Thanks for helping me verify that the white ones are nearly extinct!

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Old May 2nd 10, 06:00 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware
kony
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On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:39:15 -0500, Chief Scratchum
wrote:

I can't believe I can't find a WHITE IDE internal DVD burner anywhere! A
year ago you could find them most anywhere.
It hasn't been that long ago that they came with interchangeable face
plates.
Grrrr,,,,


Pop the plastic bezel off and paint with spray-on Vinyl
Dye, available at many auto parts stores for about $5. Not
to be confused with paint for plastics, it seeps into the
plastic so it won't chip off.
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Old May 3rd 10, 09:04 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
darklight
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kony wrote:

On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:39:15 -0500, Chief Scratchum
wrote:

I can't believe I can't find a WHITE IDE internal DVD burner anywhere! A
year ago you could find them most anywhere.
It hasn't been that long ago that they came with interchangeable face
plates.
Grrrr,,,,


Pop the plastic bezel off and paint with spray-on Vinyl
Dye, available at many auto parts stores for about $5. Not
to be confused with paint for plastics, it seeps into the
plastic so it won't chip off.



or if you have an old dvd-drive with a white bezel take it of and put it on the new
dvd-drive
 




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