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Asus PC disassembly question: DVD drive

Can anyone here tell me how to go about removing and replacing my DVD drive [disassembly instructions] in my Asus Essentio all-in-one Entertainment series desktop PC? I have unscrewed all the screws I could find...removing the side panel.. un securing the DVD holder, unclipping the side clips...I even managed to lift up the right hand module which should allow the DVD cartridge/unit to slide out..but it seems the [center] support strut must be glued or I am missing some release catch that I cannot locate. Any help/schematic or step-by-step would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!

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Not sure what your model is, but this might help:

http://superuser.com/questions/425493/removing-dvd-drive-and-bay-covers-from-a-asus-essentio-cm6850

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Testimonial: "Thank You Harrison..but my model # is CP6230 which comes with a side [vertical] CD-DVD drive connected to a spring door [push the top right hand corner and the tray opens]. I heard a loud click when the CD-Rom I inserted had started playing and now it is stuck and will not open. I even tried sticking a paper clip end into the emergency manual eject hole on the front of the tray but..no luck. So after removing the only side panel with screws..and the supporting bar screws..I am truly stuck. [sigh] "

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SOURCE: Need owners manual for ASUS Essentio CM Series

You would need to know the motherboard of this model. Asus is very good on having this info on the site, however unlike, dell or sony, they are not actually "models" per say as they are moreso preassembled components.

Asus is a company known more for parts than computers they are just recently really getting into the complete pc market.

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SOURCE: where is the serial number on an Asus essentio

maybe in the box or in your official receipt

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SOURCE: FIrst time user of and ASUS Essentio desktop


  1. Purchase a compatible drive for your computer. Ensure the complete removal of the power plug from the rear of the computer. Begin by removing all the side panels from your computer (this may require the removal of the top or other parts of the casing)Replace the bevel (front plastic part where the disk tray comes out) with a color to match your computer case design.Locate an empty 5.25inch bay within the case that faces an empty external drive bay cover. The covers can be identified in that they are generally towards the top of the case and can be removed with a little elbow grease.Set the drives jumpers to slave if it is going to be connected to a cable already with a drive attached. If the drive will have its own cable set the drive to master. If using a SATA (Serial ATA) drive this step can be skipped as drives are set up ready for use.Slide the DVD/CD drive into place from the front of the tower into the case and secure with all four mounting screws ensuring the drive is flush with the front of the case. Locate a data cable from the motherboard(either IDE or SATA cable) and attach to the drive carefully not to bend any of the pins on the drive.Insert the IDE/SATA cable into the device. Find a spare power cable (Molex plug) and insert into the back of the drive. Replace all covers on the computer Turn the power back on.

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SOURCE: ASUS Essentio Series, i can open the door

This is common most people push them in without using the button over time it wears the drawer done we all have done this. You will have to replace this device and use the power button and not push on them in the future. You can try to pop it by using the release button some of them have this you have to remove the drive to get to it clean it out and try some petroleum jelly or white grease lightly on the carriage panels know where else. Sometime dust builds and they stick shut. Often times if you keep pushing the button it will eventually open if not it is bad and needs replacement otherwise you will have to keep doing this and frankly it is a pain in the ... John

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SOURCE: Just purchased ASUS Essentio Desktop

Base on the specification of the Asus Essentio CM1630, it doesn't have a built-in speaker for multimedia listening.

Mostly, built-in speakers that came with the computer are only for knowing the beep codes of your motherboard. To know if is it starting up or there are errors on your computer.

I would suggest getting a pair of speaker to easily resolve this issue.

You can also try to connect an earphone or headset to try if there is any problem with the sound card of your computer. Just connect any earphone or headset that you might have and see if you can hear any sound.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011

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