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Gateway M250 Laptop... Removing bad CD Rom?

Need to learn how to remove CDrom in a Gateway M250 laptop.Thanks

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  • areagan2 Dec 16, 2008

    Nope, not what I meant.
    Thanks though I appreciate your response nonetheless.
    Physically, remove the CD Rom from this Gateway M250 laptop.


  • areagan2 Dec 16, 2008

    The CD Rom drive.

  • areagan2 Dec 16, 2008

    Tired the back side.
    I removed the screws that would seem to hold the CD Rom drive (only two) to no avail.

    I'm thinking, access to the CD Rom drive is most likely from the top.
    I most likely wrong since I've never had a reason to remove a CD Rom drive and my chances of being wrong are favorable.
    I actually hope someone with some experience with Gateway Laptop's but specifically a M250 Laptop can/will help.

    The net seems limited or I'm not Googling my search correctly, on a solution/resolve. There was a "how to" access the CD Rom on a Toshiba laptop, but that did me no good.


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There should be some screws or clips directly on the drive when looking at the bottom of the laptop. Some laptops (Sony certainly) require special tools to remove certain retainers. Once the screws are removed / clips unclipped, the drive should slide out, possibly you'll need to open the tray and gently pull that to unseat the drive itself. The replacement drives connectors and fitment should also provide awareness of how it's connected to the laptop.

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To removed cdrom, go into my computer . left click the cdrom drive. and press eject. hopefully that should do the trick

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