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How to reconnect DVD drive ?

I can see my DVD drive in device manager. I tried to insert any CD/DVD and the rom is working ( I can hear the sound) but it does not show any content of the CD/DVD. I tried to reboot from the CD but it failed. What's wrong with  my DVD drive?
One last thing, I want to try to reconnect my dvd drive but I can not find any manual/picture/video how to remove DVD ROM from the laptop. I have little experience in this kind of stuff. Is there any sources that I can refer to?

Thanks.

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Yes, theres a great site for toshiba manuals, google toshiba laptop repair guy, and you'll find it.

I think if I remember right, the keyboard has to come off, then theres 1 or 2 screws to remove and it comes out.

Thanks good luck

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