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Can the dvd combo drive of Gateway 6018 GZ be replaced??

Hi i have been using Gateway 6018 GZ for a year and my dvd combo drive is barely working now-a-days. so is it possible to replace it?? i heard tht some laptops come with fixed drives which cant be replaced. regards.

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Re: Can the dvd combo drive of Gateway 6018 GZ be...

There is a part number which you can use to order, so it can be replaced. Part #: 103336 This article describes how to replace the device. Replacing the optical drive is on page 3.

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If it will not read anything and doesn't spin up then it's time to replace it.

Here's one on ebay that should work for you...

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My New Gateway isn't recognizing the cd/dvd drive :(


Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

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Your system can recognize the device because it's plugged into the motherboard, but cannot communicate with it, which is why you can't play DVD's nor eject it with the button or through Windows.

You can find replacements all day long on sites such as eBay for around $40-50

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Replacing dvd/cd-rom drive on gateway laptop

Without knowing your specific laptop, look underneath about 5 inches from the edge where the drives slides in. You should see a screw there but not holding a panel.

Remove that one screw, pop the drive open and give it a gentle pull, it should just slide out.

Most laptop drives are the same with the exception of the faceplate and the bracket (surround) that is attached to the bare drive.
This is removable and can be transferred to another drive. Careful not to lose any of those tiny screws =)

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Replacing dvd/cd-rom drive on gateway laptop

Depends - what gateway? the one you listed under?? Because the model you posted with already came with a DVD drive.

Reply with the model of your machine and i can probably find you help. Gateway usually has instructions on their site.

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