|Not all CD-ROM players are created equal. Look at magazines such as PC World, PC Computing and others to find out which drives the experts prefer. Online sites such as www.cnet.com also can help.|
|Shut down, unplug the PC. Put on an anti-static wrist band, then remove the PC's cover.|
|Remove the old CD-ROM from its bay, unplug the power cable, then the interface cable. Note how the interface cable's marked edge lined up with the connector on the drive.|
|Insert the player. Connect the power plug and then connect the interface cable so that its marked edge is aligned the same way it was on the old drive. Note: Do not close computer yet.
|Plug the PC and fire it up. If Windows does not recognize the player, shut down and check your connections. If the drive is OK, shut down and then replace the cover.|