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I require to change a DVD rom on a Mitac 8355 Laptop. I have a new drive ready, just need to know how to do it! Can anyone help?

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Turn the laptop and you'll unscrew the screw just near the battery, the pull the optical drive then put in the new one & tighten the screw again

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You may get a service manual to be able to do this. Try as i might i cannot find a free manual there are 3 options below where you can purchase the service manual

http://www.free-service-manuals.com/members_signup.html

http://www.mitac.manuals-in-pdf.com/mitac-c-114.html

http://www.manuals-in-pdf.com/8355-p-1150824.html

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For clarification: you will change the dvdrom drive of your laptop, right?

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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    Always start laptop dis assembly with removing the battery or you can
    damage the system board if you accidentally touch it with a screwdriver
    and shorten traces. Removing the keyboard strip is not very difficult,
    use your fingers to release the plastic latches. If you want to replace
    the keyboard, do not forget to unlock the connector on the system boar
    before you pull the cable.

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