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DVD Drive How do I remove the DVD rom drive? I've taken the screw out from underneath but there seems to be more too it...... any help welcome

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1. Turn off laptop and disconnect all cables. Close lid tight and turn your laptop upside down on one layer of a soft cloth (to avoid scratching case).

2. There should be many screws visible beneath the laptop. ONE of them (only one) will be located in a line from the center of CD, about 12.5-13.5cm (5 inches) towards the center of laptop. Remove that screw (may require a TORX or other special screwdriver). If there is no such screw, then ignore all the rest of this and go to a shop. Your CD must be disassembled to remove the CD. Otherwise, proceed to step 3 if you successfully located and removed the screw.

3. Now, look at the face of the CD tray. There will be a small hole in there somewhere near the eject/open button. Press a small straightened paper clip into the hole gently and STRAIGHT, not at an angle.

4. You should hear a light click, and the CD will open. Gently return the laptop to normal, right-side-up.

5. Gently pull the CD tray out, and gently pull until the whole CD case comes out.

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Once the screw is removed, you may need to insert the tip of the screwdriver, behind a small curved plate, where screw went in. Also, on outside of the laptop, there is usually a small button/tab key, which may be pressed in, then retracted, to pull the DVD drive out of it's bay.

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