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Removing the dvd drive

I have an Acer Aspire desktop. I am trying to remove the DVD drive to replace it. The only thing that I can see holding it in is these green slide
locks on the side. When I unlock it the drive seems to want to come out, but something is stopping it or hanging it up. It will not come out. Is there something else that I'm missing?

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  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    same thing, and the dvd drive doesnt seem to have any cover blocking it. I have an acer aspire T180



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Occasionally, the front bezel (plastic decorative front panel) of the computer has to be removed (it is usually held in place by clips) for the optical/5.25" devices to be removed. Also check to see that the IDE/SATA cable, audio and power leads have been disconnected from the rear of the device.

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