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Dvd drive i put in a new dvd drive and then i had smoke coming out laptop and no power at all. can anyone help?

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Re: dvd drive

Sounds like you shorted out the Motherboard.
Here is your service manual, you should be able to take your 1000 apart with it and determine what went wrong..

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