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Need instructions on how to replace disc drive

My burner broke (will play full discs but will only burn about 20% of disc) i have purchased disc drive part #k000045650 and would like some instruction on how to install it.if you are an expert but cannot help with this prob please contact me i have so many more probs with this hunk o junk and toshiba refuses to help me .jerks.

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