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Dvd rom does not light up and will not eject and definitely will not read discs.

Tried to remove so i can install another one but it has some type of ribbon attached to the casing.

Need help to remove this drive.

Can anyone tell me what to do to take this drive out?

Thanks

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Hello,
First off, DON'T FORCE ANYTHING

1. On the back of the notebook remove three screws on the support posts for the screen
2. Open the notebook fully and lift the plastic panel that has the power button.
3. Remove the 2 screws holding the keyboard in place
4. Carefully slide the keyboard towards the monitor and lift.
5. To the left of the keyboard ribbon cable is a screw that holds the drive in place.
6. Remove, slide out optical drive, reassemble.
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Hope this helps...

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