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NEED TO REMOVE DVD DRIVE AND INSERT CD ROM DRIVE

Just got my notebook back after lending it to a friend 2 1/2 years ago. I cannot remember how to change the drives.

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Just take off a small screw from exactly the back side beneath the laptop and just drag the drive out there are no cables attached normally only a slip on connector

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Hi,
here is an helpfull link to the manual of your laptop

http://www.linuxfocus.org/~guido/gentoo-tpt20/t20_hw_maintenance_manual.pdf



Further Queries are welcome
if you find my solution helpfull please do rate me

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