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I want to put a replacement cd drive in my laptop.

My cd drive died soon after I bought my laptop (Feb. 2013.) Replacement drives are readily available, and the actual task looks easy enough. PROBLEM: On the back of my laptop, there is a small (1/4" x 1/2") rectangular piece covering the screw that releases the cd drive, to replace it. How do I get that piece off? What kind of tool, item or thing can I use? Is the little piece a pressure release, that requires that you push something, (there's a minuscule indentation in the center of the piece, on one end..) at the same time prying the rest of the piece? If I can't remove this piece, I can't replace the cd drive......Any help would be appreciated...There must be some "trick" to removing it, or is there a special tool?

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    Charlotte Byrams Nov 29, 2014

    Hi lkharter, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? For instance what brand, model is it?

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