Question about Gateway M305CRV LCD VIDEO CABLE DDOA5LLC004 CD-ROM Drive
I am trying to replace a CD/RW (model # 5502799) on a Gateway laptop M305CRV. Any advice on how to do it? I have very little experience on working on laptops and could use all the info you can provide.
I have not worked on your model before but have done many laptops. be sure the part you have is correct. get some small screwdrivers, as you disassemble it, lay the screw around it where they came out. some times case screw are hidden under stickers on the bottom. (nice hu?) be VERY careful with the data/ribbon cable (probably dark gold in color)
Posted on May 05, 2007
Gateway M305CRV Optical Drive Replacement Instructions Warning: Disconnect the power adapter, disconnect the modem and network cables, and remove the battery. Replace the cover before restoring power or reconnecting the modem and network cables. Note: Before beginning, review electrostatic discharge (ESD) precautions. You must begin by opening the keyboard compartment To remove the keyboard: Turn off your notebook. Disconnect the AC adapter and modem and network cables Turn your notebook over so the bottom Is facing up. Remove the battery. Turn your notebook over so the top is facing up. Open the LCD panel to the normal viewing position. Insert the small flat-blade screwdriver under the bottom right corner of the keyboard bezel and gently pry It up. Important: Inserting a piece of cloth between the screwdriver and keyboard and notebook case will help prevent damage to your notebook. Pull the bezel off your notebook. You will hear small snapping sounds as the bezel comes away from your notebook.. Be careful not to break off the tabs found on the left end of the bezel. With a small Phillips screwdriver. remove the four keyboard screws and put them in a safe place. Raise the back edge of the keyboard, then slowly rotate It toward you so It lies keys-down on top of your notebook. Be careful not to damage the LCD panel. Replacing the optical drive Remove the screw that secures the drive to the cooling assembly and the screw that secures the drive to the system board. Slide the drive out of your notebook. Insert the new drive into your notebook, then replace the two screws. Replacing the keyboard Rotate the keyboard toward the LCD panel until the keyboard is almost face-up. Insert the tabs on the front of the keyboard tinder the palm rest. Gently press the keyboard down until It Is flat all the way across. The keyboard should easily fall into place. Be careful not to damage the LCD panel. Replace the four keyboard screws. Slide the two tabs on the left end of the bezel under your notebook frame. Press down on the bezel in several places until It clicks In place. The bezel Is correctly mounted when you can run you finger along the bezel arid find no loose spots. The bezel should be flat all the way across. Warning: If the bezel is not correctly replaced, your notebook could be damaged when you try to close the LCD panel. Replace the battery. Connect the power adapter and modem and network cables, then turn on your notebook.
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
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click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area or if this fails to fix the problem
make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
if these fail to fix the problem
It could be a problem withthe lens, you should try cleaning the lens, it's already gone bad there is no harm in trying If you take a little risk can solve . follow the instruction: Don't panic its very simply. 1. When running your pc , open the drawer.> 2. switch off the acpower 3. remove powercable & sata or pata cable 4. remove all the screw from the back side 5. press clip to open the font panel 6. reverse the cd/dvd rw 7. just remove the cover 8. clean the optical lance 9. use a little( not much )oil place on two steel shaft 10.cover all the equipment 11.now you can fit to your pc Ifit does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected..
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