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Gateway Laptop M305CRV

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.

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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)

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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.

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