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Replacing DVD/RW-R drive on HP ze2000

My DVD drive is no longer functioning, so I am thinking about replacing it. Assuming I can find a replacement drive, can someone tell me how difficult it would be to swap it out? Thanks in advance...

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Very simple, just remove the casing then disconnect the wires from power supply colored yellow,black,red (connector) to dvd rom, then disconnect the cable ribbon to dvd rom unscrew the dvd to the casing then slide out the dvd rom backward( if you are facing the cpu) bfore you install the replacement, you need to check your dvd rom which you have taken out and compare the jumper orientation to your new dvd rom. if the old one is in cable select or in primary or in slave just follow the old one. now if you are finish checking the jumper orientation, you may proceed in installing your dvd rom on casing, install back the screw on bothe sides and all the connectors. power on thats it your finish just proceed to the my computer and check if this appears in it or in the device manager. i hope that this helps you, any questions or clarifications feel free to ask me.

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