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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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Right-click on the DVD drive. Left-click on Eject in the list.

B) Press the button on the optical drive's tray. See if you can ease the tray open. DON'T force it.

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You have to partially disassemble the laptop from the top down, in order to access the mounting screws. Then you can slide the optical drive out of the side of the laptop, and remove it's cover.

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio1745/en/sm/index.htm

Click on Optical Drive in the right column.

BEFORE you begin observe Anti-Static Precautions.
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