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CD Drive replacement

I need to replace a SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SN-324F but cannot find any instructions on how to remove the old one. I suspect that it is a case of once having got the case apart it is obvious how it "should have been done", but by then the damage has been done!

Again, I suspect that the installation of the new part is the reverse of removal.

Anyone have any instructions on how to do it?


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Thake out the screws on the bottom of the lap top then there are 3 very small clips holding in the keyboardone at the control key one at the space bar and one at the down arrow key push thes back and lift out the keyboard it has a cable conector on it so be carefull then you will see two screws holding in the cd drive and a ribbon conector remove it by pushing forward the small ribbon holder then remove the drive

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Re: CD Drive replacement

Can you give some information as to just what model of computer you need to replace this unit in?

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Doesn`t work all the time and makes a whirring noise, do i need to buy a new cd/dvd drive?

Before you beginTo determine if the CD or DVD drive displays on the My Computer screen, follow the steps below.
  1. Turn on the computer and remove any discs from the CD/DVD drive.
  2. In Windows 98 and Me, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. In Windows XP, click Start and then My Computer .
  3. A CD/DVD drive icon displays on the My Computer screen when Windows recognizes the drive. If Windows recognizes the drive, find and use a section below that pertains to the CD-writing software with the issue.
  4. If the drive does not display on the My Computer screen, go to the Microsoft support website and search for documents on missing CD DVD drive .
RecordNow by Veritas/HP/Sonic does not recognize the CDRW or DVD+RW driveIf RecordNow does not recognize the CDRW or DVD+RW drive, follow the steps below.
NOTE: Install any updates for the RecordNow engine available on the Sonic support web site (in English). Step 1: Uninstalling RecordNowTo uninstall RecordNow to reset the software and cause it to look for the CDRW or DVD+RW drive again, follow the steps below.
NOTE: The steps below pertain to Windows XP.
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel .
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs .
  3. Select Record Now and then click Add/Remove .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstaller finishes.
  5. Select DirectCD and then click Add/Remove .
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstaller finishes.
  7. Remove any discs from the drives and restart the computer.
Step 2: Installing RecordNow using Application RecoveryAfter Windows restarts, install the RecordNow software to begin creating CDs.To install the RecordNow software, follow the steps below.
  1. Click Start , All Programs , HP Tools or Compaq Tools , and then Application Recovery .
  2. Click Application Installation and then click Next .
  3. Select HP Record Now or Sonic RecordNow! and then click Install .
  4. The installation automatically installs all files. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Restart the computer after the installation completes.
The HP Record Now or Sonic RecordNow! software should now recognize the CDRW drive. Back to topRoxio (Adaptec's) Easy CD Creator does not detect the CDRW driveEasy CD Creator produces an error message when it is unable to detect the drive, such as: There are currently no supported CD Recorders available...To prevent these errors from occurring, follow the steps below.
NOTE: Windows XP is not compatible with Easy CD Creator 4 and earlier. If the HP Pavilion computer was updated to Windows XP from Windows 98 or Me, use the native CD writing ability in Windows XP or purchase and install CD writing software that is compatible. Step 1: Installing updates for Roxio (Adaptec) Recording Software If the recording software is from Roxio (formerly Adaptec), go to the Roxio software updates page (in English) to obtain any software updates that are available for Easy CD Creator (with or without CD Copier or Direct CD). If Roxio still does not detect the CDRW drive after installing the updates, continue to the next step. Step 2: Changing the CD drive letter back, if it changedUpgrading to Windows 98 or Windows Me can change the drive letter to a different letter and make the drive undetectable to Easy CD Creator. To change the drive letter back to F or another previously designated letter, follow the steps below.
  1. Right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  2. Click Properties . The System Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Device Manager tab.
  4. Click the plus sign next to CD-ROM .
  5. Double-click the CD-ROM name and then click the Settings tab.
  6. Under Reserved drive letters , select M (or the previously assigned letter) from the drop-down list. Be sure that both the Start drive letter and the End drive letter are the same.
  7. Click OK , Close , and then Yes .
  8. Restart the computer. If Easy CD Creator continues to fail to recognize the CDRW drive, continue to the next step.
Step 3: Uninstalling Easy CD CreatorIf the above steps fail to make Easy CD Creator recognize the CDRW, recover Easy CD Creator by uninstalling it. Recovering Easy CD Creator resets the software and causes it to look for the CDRW drive again. Be sure that you have the last recovery disc of your Pavilion recovery disc set before continuing.uninstall Easy CD Creator, Step 4: Installing Easy CD Creator using Application Recovery

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