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Acer desktop E500 dvd drive to remove

Hi there!!!! ive got an acer desktop E500 and the problem is that i need to remove the dvd drive but i have tried to take from the back but it only goes back about 3 cm and then it stops , i have taken the pins that secures the drive to not slide back but after 3 cm sliding to the back it stops, i wonder if there is any other pin the other side or not !!?? hope that you can help me with that !! tks again heres my email!!!

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  • gerasantos Jan 24, 2008

    as you see,only about 3 cm of the drive come off the pin and the green clip i have taken off but i wonder if the other side is other pin that doesnt let the drive slide back, but the problem is that i cant take the other part because is sealed!! tks for your time hope to hear from you soon!!!

  • gerasantos Jan 24, 2008

    tks mates for your help!! i know now that was easy ,but im not a very good tech on computers, so ,tks very much for your help!! really apreciated!! tks again!!1 and hope to count with you in the future!!

  • gerasantos Jan 25, 2008

    tks mate!!! i didnt know the rating was so important!!! tks again/!!!1

  • anderfam-3 Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem trying to removed the DVD drive from my Acer M5630. How did you remove the front cover to slide it out the front?

  • Kaka11dean Jan 24, 2009

    exactly how do i take of the front cover, ive tried many things, but there doesnt seem to be any screws that connect the front, i have the same computer (acer aspire e500)



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Back? drives usually slide out the front.i think ur try to push a door that u have to pull. rating please. get back if not the solution

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    rating please

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    chris ZAMBROTTA Jan 25, 2008

    if the drive had to be taking out the front ,that would make my advice correct.Which i knew it comes out the front you don't even hsave to answer that. So how come you would only rate my solution like you did?Maybe you made a mistake.I didn't feel you needed more in depht instructions cause you made that far,but i always go back to check if i helped the needed.BBut to see that ranking ,its kind of disturbing.i 'm new at this forum,but i like the concect so i participated.Wasn

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I have seen some computer towers where the drive will slid out through the front. You have to take the plastic covering off the front of the computer first.

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