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HOW TO CHANGE ACER CD/DVD DRIVE IN MINUTES

You will need a small posi screw driver,(tiny phillips)

take the battery off,
disconnect the ac power pack too.
on the bottom of the base is a single screw at the end of the cd/dvd drive,remove it
now it should slide free from the body,
if it doesnt the take off the power cover on the front,
this exposes the keyboard and ribbon,2 small screws
sometimes its easier to remove the keyboard,
allowing you to give some leverage to slide the old drive forward

Should take about 5 - 10 minutes max,
all done , Yeah, now fit the new one

Replace the covers and power ,time to test,finished

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