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I would like to replace one CD drive from me Dell Dimension 2400 System service tag DXY0631. I can't find the screws that will allow me to remove the section that holds the 2 CD drives in the chassis so I can replace one of these CD drives with a DVD drive? The computer is 7 years old!

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Hello there:
on some of these dell's like mine i need to remove the front cover to acess 2 screws that hold the whole assembly onto the chasis then it will come out and there are 2 screws on the opposite side of the drive that is holding in the cd rom and in my other dell i ned to remove the front panel and there is a tab that i need to press and thedrive slides out the front of the computer so please try both oif these and see what helps you out ok?
best regards michael

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