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Trying to take my cd drive out and put in a new one but the old one will not slide out and I do not see any screw that need to be removed

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I know on my dell and on my roomates computer there is just a side rails ( id like a slide lock) that holds it in place. if you just (depending on computer) slide the rail down and hold it after your drive is disconnected it should just slide out ( you may also need to remove the face plate on the front of your computer so it can slide out) or a different rail lock is one that you push down a tab ( normally says lock on it) and slide it back and then its all freed up ( again face plate may need to be removed) but like Risingsunn said if you have a computer that isnt custom made im sure if you look on the companys sight they will have the information you need
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If it is a normal PC, there should be 2 screws on either side of the drive that have to be removed before the drive can come out. Many times you have to remove both sides of the computer case to get to these.

This can vary however from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some put the drives on what are called rails where, if you release the rail it will simply slide out, other times only one side has screws.

If it is a mass manufactured PC (DELL, Gateway, HP, etc.) you should be able to find a manual on their site that would help.

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