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Suspect dvd drive ribbon cable disconnected from Acer 9410 laptop

How do I access it; open the case or access via battery or memory openings?

are there manuals/ instruction online somewhere?

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    need to remove dvd drive incompaq presario 700 laptop .. but i can't figure out how to get it out

  • Steven Brown May 11, 2010

    Can you clarify what brand and model number of DVD drive you're attempting to open ?

















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I guess it depends on the type of drive your laptop came with. Some laptops have a switch on the bottom of the laptop that lets you release and remove the DVD drive. Others have a small screw that has to be removed to pull out the drive. Yet others need the case completely taken apart. Guess it depends on your model...
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A motherboard is usually replaced for one of two reasons. You either replace a motherboard because it has gone bad, or you replace an older motherboard with a new or upgraded motherboard. In either case you will have to completely disassemble your laptop to even gain access to your motherboard. Fortunately, the Toshiba Satellite laptop can be completely disassembled even if you don't have a lot of technical knowledge.

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If you want open any electronice think you need to complete tool box with first ad. If you have a complete tool then follow the mention instruction and open the laptop, if you don;t know anything about laptop then don;t try to open it.
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I will provide you a solution this solution are very useful with you. You can do it with your self to follow this instructions. There are some image on how to replace the keyboard.

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