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I have an ergo mercury 2 im trying to replace cd rom with dvd rr but cant figure out how to release cd rom from laptop

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IIRC the retaining screw(s) are accessible once the keyboard is removed. To remove the keyboard, you'll first need to remove the hinge covers then the status panel/harness cover (two screws on rear). The keyboard then slides backwards enough to release the front edge from under the casing.

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Thank you for contacting FixYa. I would be more than happy to help you. The problem you mentioned seems interesting to solve..let's see what can
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You said, you want to replace the cd drive from the laptop. since i am not sure which laptop you are using. so i am taking a general normal laptop. dell 1525. and will show you how to replace the cd drive. would also like to tell you all the laptops have the similar anatomy of parts. cd drive is replaced in all the laptops in single way, so you can take this as an example. click here. to see the manual.
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