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How do I remove the DVD drive?

My DVD drive isn't seen by the bios or device manager. Acer support guy said it's probably a loose cable. I would like to fix it myself instead of shipping it to Acer but it isn't obvious how to remove the drive and check cable connections. Has anyone done this? Appreciate the help.

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Re: How do I remove the DVD drive?

I was going to buy the same laptop at best buy and they said it was crap! You could unscrew the screws on the bottom of the laptop to get access into the laptop. Or send it to me and i could fix it?

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