Ok, so my dumbass little sis dropped my laptop on a tile floor from about 3 feet in the air. It bounced a few times too... Anyway, the CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive doesn't work, but everything else seems to be fine. Should I just replace the drive or go with one of dell's great deals. And how do I find out if the new drive is compatiable with my comp? And one more question, how likely is it that something else is wrong with it. The seam (like the part of the laptop closest to me when using it) seems to be sorta loose... but isn't causing any problems that I can see. The specs: Bought October 2004, paid $800 on one of the famous $750 off of $1500 deals Dell Inspiron 8600 512MB DDR Ram Pentium M 1.6 GB Processor 60GB harddrive And then I have the other normal BS- wireless card etc etc For extra info, I do mostly internet surfing, music downloading, itunes stuff. No gaming for the most part and sometimes light word processing. I really don't need anything fancy and the only reason I'm looking to fix this is b/c I'm going to start studying for the CPA exam and need the CD drive for the software. Thanks guys!