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How do I remove the cd drive so I can install upgraded memory cards

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  • ninjam0nkey1 Dec 06, 2008

    I need to plug in the cord to the hard drive which is under the disc drive how is it that I get to it since the cd drive won't come out?



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You will need to remove the face plate to slide the optical drive forward. disconnect the red cables plugged into the SATA slots on the motherboard, noting the order they are mounted (although they can be adjusted in the boot menu if you swap them) flip the case over, so the removable drive slot is at the top. Grab it and slide it straight backwards. It will release and can be hung over the side of the case out of the way. The lower faceplate mounts (now at the top, we flipped it up) need to be pinched towards each other to pop the faceplate off. The upper (again at the bottom not) should be pushed outward from their center to be removed. Once this is done, there is a single screw at the side of the optical drive about 3/4 of the way to the front shich needs to be unscrewed. Now pull a little on the spring catch at the opposite side from the screw, (it is silver and has a little handle so you can guess what to do) it will release and the drive will be able to slide forward. You don't need to remove it, just slide it enough to get to the DIMM slots and swap them out. The reverse procedure is simple and should pose no issues. Please make sure you are grounded and if possible work on a anti-static mat when doing this. I hope this helps. Moondoggy

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To remove your cd drive on a laptop:

some laptops have a level that you can pull to remove it although I doubt that you need to remove your cd drive in order to install memory.

some laptops have a compartment cover with a panel that have some screw(s) holding it in place that once remove will allow you to get to the part where memory is installed. look for this panel at the bottom of your laptop

a) before you start disasambling your laptop unplugged your laptop and deattached the battery.
b) laptop are tricky to service so design and brands are different even amoung the same brand, so if you want to post the model of your laptop and make and I'll try to get some instructions for you (no promises)
c) check out this video to get an idea of what you need to do:

do you have a desktop?

1. you don't need to remove your cd drive to install memory
2. you need to find out what memory your motherboard takes and how much you can actually put it (post the serial of *********** board and I can aswer that question for you.
3. installing memory in desktop is fairly easy... just open it up, ground yourself before touching any component and installing in the memory slots... depending how old your motherboard/system is some configuration may be needed in your bios but that's only if your system is way too old.. for new systems the memory will be recognized on your next bootup
4. check out this video to get an idea on how to actually put the memory stick in..

good luck!

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