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Replacing dvd/cd-rom drive on gateway laptop

Does anyone know how to replace the existing cd drive with a cd/dvd rom drive on a gateway laptop?

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  • Mark1980 Mar 18, 2008

    I have a Gaetway laptop Model MX6442, Model #MA3. My kids broke the CD drive, the door does not open and when I open it with poking thru the little hole, it hard to close. Can I replace the CD drive. Thanks

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I have a Gateway P172X laptop whose dvd door will not open. I have gone through the Computer (right click on E drive and select Eject) and tried hitting the button on the outside of the DVD door. The dvd spins once but does not open. Poking a paper clip into the hole does not work. Also I tried to uninstall the DVD drives and rebooting. Original configuration and problem back on reboot.

  • arcbcc777 Dec 06, 2008

    How do I replace the DVD/CD drive on my Gateway MX6446 laptop?

  • danetta_barn Mar 04, 2009

    the dvd/dd rom drive door will not open.

  • Yacob Hickman
    Yacob Hickman Nov 25, 2013

    I Have a LT4010u, its a pretty small laptop and i need to know what brand of dvd disc drive i need to work in harmany with my laptop, if the brand doesnt matter ok, if it does witch one?



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Depends - what gateway? the one you listed under?? Because the model you posted with already came with a DVD drive.

Reply with the model of your machine and i can probably find you help. Gateway usually has instructions on their site.

The instructions for the M305CRV are here.

That model can use pretty much any standard laptop CD if you dont mind the face not matching get a generic drive like the Sony CRX880a at

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