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I have an eMachine M6410 notebook with what appears to be a defective optical drive. I am having difficulty removing the back of the PC in order to remove the drive so I can replace it. The back of the PC will not come off...must be missing some screws. Can you help me?

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Try cleaning the eye and rails with a little alcohol first.It may just be dirty or you may need to find a firmware update for that drive.Also make sure the software your using with that drive is not corrupted.

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