I have an extra dvd "pod" that came with my IBM Thinkpad A21m. I have used it, so I know it works just fine. I haven't a clue which other models it'll work in. When I bought the laptop, I couldn't figure out how to run dvd's. So, the store gave me another unit. I don't know what the technical name for this piece is, but if you zoom in on the pix, you'll see the numbers, etc. $50 and it's yours. Shipping will be determined by your location. Shouldn't be much. Ask me any questions you'd like, via email. If I'm slow to respond, it's cuz I'm on the road. Or, use my cell: 253-686-8239. Thanks for looking!