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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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    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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