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How do you get the front cover off the 5bW284

I need to change the CD player and I can't figure out how to get it out.


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Re: How do you get the front cover off the 5bW284

How about a small breakdown of it.

First of all, look on the back of the case, there is either screws bordering the outside of the case or 1-2 large ones on the side panel. remove these.

Now the Large panel (most of the time on the left side) should easily slde back and reveal the inside of your computer,

Look for the CD Drive you need to remove, it should be held in a slightly concealed case near the top front of the computer, just pull all the cords out of the back and set them aside (do not remove from the board as this makes it easier)

right next to the drive that your going to be removed on the outside of the harness is 2 screws, remove those, and remove the other side to ensure there are no screws on the opposite side. the drive at this point should slide out, if not, like most cases, give it a good push towards the outside.

To install the new drive, look on your old cd drive and look on the back of it, there should be a small area with 8 pins, 2 of them being covered, keep a mental note of those 2 that are covered,(if your drive does not have this, disregard the next step)

place the small peice of plastic that comes with the drive over the same 2 pins that were covered on your older drive.

now insert the CD drive the same way you removed the other one, place the screws into the side and close up the case.

Congrats, after putting the case back together, you have successfully modded your computer.

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Re: How do you get the front cover off the 5bW284

I think for this one you have to remove the outer case of cpu.then , you yourself will find out easier to remove the cd player,there are just a few number of screws to be removed.......

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