Getting a new CD player for a laptop


I have this laptop:

Product Presario C700
s/n CND821NTOM
p/n FG798EA#ABE

I need to buy a new CD player because the original one got broken.
What type of CD player should I buy? I mean, is any CD player allright for this laptop or should I specifically mention the laptop’s model when I go to a shop to buy the CD player?


CD players for laptops are less than interchangeable, if the salesperson at your shop knows what they’re doing, they’ll ask for the model and serial number of your laptop in order to ensure they order the correct one (do not expect them to have one in stock, they’re like snowflakes and there’s no way a shop can stock even one of each)

Thanks for the information, very useful.