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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



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1. click on "my computer",
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if you do not see cd in "my computer" listing, you need to check if all cables are plug in properly on it, remove side from your computer and check connections.

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if on other hand you need software to write cd/dvd then search in google or any other search engine for: "free cd/dvd burn software" you will have few millino entries... choose that which offer really free, not only free download and use it. download few and try all, keep that one which you find most useful and delete all rest...

if you find my advice useful, do not hesitate leave comment, or vote4 for me, or even both :-) thanx!

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