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Cant Remove Optical Drive to add memory

I followed the HP procedure. Removed one holding screy and found the latch for th left side of the drive. The latch frees that sid, but something is still holding it on the other.. The procedure mentions only one latch, but something still holds the left side. I see nothing and don't know what to do. HELP

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At HP's web site, the instructions mention removing a screw on the side of the CD to remove it from the box. Try looking here. (If that link doesn't work, go to www.hp.com and in the search window, enter S3020n. Click on Help & Troubleshooting, then Setup and Install, then Adding & Removing Hardware. There's a link to replace the CD there. They also have PDF versions of the manuals.

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HP All In One MS214a Service Manual


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=3999451

Scroll down to the bold black subheading -
Service and maintenance information

Click on -
Maintenance and Service Guide: HP Pro All-In-One ms218/219

(The HP All-In-One MS214 is part of the All-In-One MS210 series, of all-in-one desktop computers.
The ms218/ms219 example is given, because they are also part of the MS210 series.
Apparently HP just chose the MS218/219 for a basic example)

[Ignore if you are aware of the following;

The manual is a Service Manual. It is a PDF file.
The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.

After you click on the above manual name, it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up ]

The all-in-ones are setup like a Laptop.

Means you CANNOT relieve your body from Static electricity, as you would for a desktop computer; in that you CANNOT just touch the metal frame.

You pop that Back Cover off, you wear an ESC wrist strap; or prepare to use your all-in-one for target practice.
(Motherboards fly like a Frisbee,

"WOW..........L@@K at that baby go!.................Oh, cr@p, poor squirrel!" )

Once the Back Cover is off, all of the Static Shock sensitive hardware components, are exposed.

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Average cost is around $3 to $6.
Electro Static Discharge.

General example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

Connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source.
I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case.

(I feel an Anti-Static Mat is unwarranted. I also don't want my wrist connected, to the local yokel line utility company's Ground source, either. Hey I can say that. I used to be a 'pole jockey' for a while)

Or you can set a large metal serving tray (Unpainted), on the table you're working on, and connect to it.
Or a large metal knicknack. (Unpainted)
You get the picture.

Back Cover:

You've already removed the Stand, Harddrive, Optical Drive, (CD/DVD drive), and Ram Memory.

The Back Cover is held in place by Philips head screws, and Latches, plus Tabs.

Latches formed out of the plastic of the Back Cover; and go around the outside, on the inside edges.
Tabs formed out of the plastic of the Front Bezel, that match the Latches.

The Tabs snap into the Latches.

In the Service Manual you are guided to use your fingers; pry first at an area near the Stand Mounting Bracket; then move around the Bottom to the Left side; and finally up the Left side until the Back Cover pops off.

I suggest starting with a thick guitar pick, then move to a Spudger Tool.
Example,

http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Spudger/IF145-002

Unless you have old knarly hands like mine with short fingernails, lol!

Most of the time you can forget about the finger method. Use a guitar pick to start, so you can get the Spudger Tool in more easily; then move to the Spudger Tool.

That plastic get's hard, and brittle with age, and the constant heat from inside.

DO NOT use a metal tool!! I have read here on the internet where some foo-l used a putty knife. Give me a break!
(Of course, some people could ruin a steel ball bearing with a rubber mallet in a sand box)
Also do not go too deep. You'll hit the motherboard, or some wires. 1/4 to 3/8ths inch.

Once the Back Cover is off, the rest of the components come off in layers. You should have already removed the Ram Memory, Optical Drive, and Harddrive; before you took the Back Cover off.

Replace LCD screen, or screen Inverter?
You have to remove screws from the Inside; to remove the Front Bezel.
(The plastic frame in front of the LCD screen - Front bezel)

They go around the inside edges of the Front Bezel.

Then the screws that hold the LCD screen Screen Frame in place, are removed, and LCD screen is removed.

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/productdata/Countries/_MultiCountry/disassembly_deskto_201033103157.pdf

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Can I be curious? (Said the computer geek)
Why are you disassembling?
Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 04, 2013 | HP Pavilion AllinOne MS214 185" Desktop PC...

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How do I remove a cd-rom from a hp dv5


1) Work on a table.

2) Remove ALL power to the laptop. AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

3) Turn the laptop over Front facing you. There is one single Philips head screw to remove.
It's on the bottom of the laptop towards the Front, and is just past the Microphone, and Headphone jacks.

4) Screw removed use a paper clip to open the optical drive tray.
The paper clip is straightened out, then a third of it is bent into a handle to hang onto.

Looking at the optical drive with the laptop upside down, there is a small hole to the Left, on the optical drive tray. Insert the paper clip tool you just made into the hole.
This is a manual release to open the optical drive tray.

Hold onto the optical drive tray with your fingers, pull the optical drive out.

If you are going to replace the optical drive, be sure to remove the optical drive bracket from the back of the optical drive. (Two Philips screws) Install the bracket on the new optical drive.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Install hard drive in hp a1310n


You need to do a number of things:

1) You need to carefully remove the door and the whole front face of the desktop (the front face opens like a door it swings open from left to right)

2) Once you have the front pannel open take a philips screwdriver and unscrew the memory card readers that is show in front of the deskop (there is one screw holding this card reader in place probably on the upper right hand corner.

3) Carefully remove the card reader by jiggiling it lightly till the unit comes off.

4) After you remove the card reader, you will immediatly see the hard drive directly behind the reader that you just removed.

5) Now look inside the desktop (because you removed the right hand side door: the big one that alows you to see inside the pc) and remove all cables from this hard drive before you read #6 below

6) Inside the desktop, Locate the hard drive, put your hand on the back of it and lift on the green plastic part along side the hard drive where you can see the harddrive screw which is on a metal track stopped by a green plastic stopper.

7) Lift the green plastic stopper and push the back of the hard drive to the front of the desktop.

8) Unscrew all screws from old hard drive and rescrew them on the new one in the exact same spots at the old hard drive.

9)Once you finish screwing on the screws, slide the new hard drive back from where the old one was

10) reconnect all data cables and power supply cable.

11) follow steps 7 thru 1 to put unit back together again. Go thru steps 7 thru one backwards

I hope this helps

Mar 18, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1310n PC Desktop

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My rewriter is broken drawer ha been snapped off


This is Dell Support>Dell Dimension E520 Desktop PC>Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime520/en/SM_EN/index.htm

I invite you to left-click on - Specifications

Scroll down to the heading - Drives

Available devices - 4 Serial ATA drives - CD/DVD drive.

Serial ATA. Looks kind of confusing, huh?
= SATA

IDE has been changed to PATA.
(Integrated Drive Electronics)
It has been felt that there would be less confusion this way.
PATA = Parallel ATA
SATA = Serial ATA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Drive_Electronics

The Dell Dimension E520 Desktop PC comes with a dual layer DVD burner, and a DVD drive.

(DVD burner will have DVD-R/W or R/RW on the front usually)

You need a SATA DVD R/RW drive.

Myself I use Lite-On optical drives.
Why?
Cheap in price, high in quality. I have one I have been using for over 3 years, with no problems. Price was around $35 US.
Not advertising for Lite-On.

It's a dual layer, DVD combo drive. Burns CD's, and DVD's. Has the HP LightScribe technology. If I use the HP disks for LightScribe, I can make labels for the disks, or burn a label right on the middle of the disk itself.

TIP: Everyone looks for a f-a-s-t burner! The Lite-On I have is Fast. You Do Not want to burn disks in a fast mode.
Better quality of copying, or recording is done at a slower speed.

Should your optical drive not come with burner software, I recommend Infra Recorder.
It's Free, and works Very well.
(I like it better than Nero)

1) Computer unplugged from power

2) Open the computer case side panel (Side panel release latch is on top, at the rear. In the Service Manua,l you can click on Removing and Installing Parts. Scroll down to Removing the Computer Cover)

3) TOUCH the metal frame of the computer case, to relieve your body of Static electricity.

(Your body carries Static. Static will fry out computer hardware components. Computer unplugged from power you are safe. TOUCH the metal frame, your computer is safe)

4) Removing and replacing an optical drive.

In Removing and Replacing Parts, you can scroll down the page for details.

(Approximately half way down. Under the heading Removing the Drive Panel)

I find the instructions 'Less Than'

The Drive Panel is the Front Cover.
The Front Cover has to be removed, in order to remove either optical drive.
This is done by releasing the blue Slide Latch.
The blue plastic slide, on the side of the optical drive bays.

The plastic tabs are depressed, and the blue plastic slide goes towards the rear of the computer.
This allows the optical drive you wish to remove, to slide forward, and out.

I slide the drive I want forward a little, so that I can get my big hands on those cables.
You will have a 7-pin Data cable, and a 15-pin power cable to remove.

Installation is the reverse of these steps.

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Replace the optical drive on Acer Aspire m1201


based on the images i've looked on for the Aspire m1201, you don't need to remove the front panel in order to remove the optical drive. if there are screws holding the drive in, remove them and then slide the drive forward. if its held in by sliding latches and not screws, then slide then in which ever direction necessary and then push the drive forward to take it out.

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How do i remove the dvd from an hp s3100n desktop.


You need to take the cover off the computer on both sides. Normally the optical drive is secured by four screws, two on the left and two on the right. Take those screws out and slide the drive forward enough to get to your memory stick. You may not have to unplug the cables, but if you can't slide it out far enough you will.

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How to replace cd/dvd rom in Toshiba notebook Satellite A105-S1014


Steps for Removing and Replacing the Optical Drive
Steps 1 - Remove the battery
  • Slide and hold the battery release latch to the release position.
  • Lift the front edge of the battery and remove it from the battery bay.
Step 2 - Remove the optical drive
  • Remove the 7 mm P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the optical drive to the bottom of the notebook.
  • Use your finger to grasp the edge of the optical drive bezel and slide the optical drive out of the base enclosure.
Step 3 - Replace the optical drive
  • Insert the optical drive into the base enclosure until the connector is seated.
  • Replace the 7 mm P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the optical drive to the bottom of the notebook.
Step 4 - Replace the battery
  • Toe the rear edge of the battery into the base enclosure.
  • Lower the front edge of the battery and press the battery into the battery bay until the release latch clicks.
If you want to See the Video for replacing the DVD drive. You can go to this URL :- http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01271783&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

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Disassembly manual


Hi, every desktop pc is almost the same to open up and take apart nowadays, if you want to checkout some of these videos should give you more than enough info..

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=disassemble+pc

All the best

John

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HP Pavilion s3020n memory upgrade


They are usually in a plastic caady which has a latch on it find the latch and release the caddy hope this helps

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