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Remove And install CD-ROM

I did not give enough info on my last request.The Model # of the Compaq 5000 is 5BW120.-It is not just a simple unscrew situation I found the disassembly info on the HP websight And There seems to be 2 configurations under the 5BW120 and they show one and I have the other. It probably is a simple procedure if one can figure it out.
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  • computerray Jan 14, 2008

    Re-Writing my question and the answer I received.Thanks to all of you-


    Can any one tell me how the CD and DVD drives are locked into the case of a Compaq Presario 5000 and how to remove them. They do not have the quick release tabs like the hard drive and no visible screws. Any assistance greatly appreciated!

    AnswerOn the front of the computer is that little cd holder pop out thing, open it. There's 2 little holes to pop off the colored plate. pull it off, you'll find the tabs to remove the drive on the front, underneath the colored plate.

  • ohiotom May 11, 2010

    What is giving you trouble? Are you having a problem physically getting the old CD-ROM out of the case or getting the case open?



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First you have to remove both sides from the computer case the screws are on the back of the computer then pull to the back each side cover and in the back of your front panel inside the computer there are some like plastic clips attached to the metal case open them and push the plastic front cover tours to the front each time you do the un clip ones the front is remove there is like an other little case that is holding the cd-rom and it has a screw remove the screw and pull it tours to the front it will slide out with no problem remove the screws from the side of cd-rom and pull it out to replace for other one just follow the directions backwards fixya rate

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