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CD & SD Card stuck in Asus Pro31F notebook

1. An SD-RAM card is stuck in the card reader. Suspect it was a smaller card than the unit is designed for, but won't come out. Tried tweezers etc - no go.

2. CD is stuck between the laptop chassis and the CD-ROM itself - again tried tweezers etc, no go.

Question is - how to dismantle one of these without ruining it? I've tried searching for a repair/service manual but can't find one anywhere - any suggestions?

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  • candii Mar 03, 2008

    Thanks for that - the paperclip trick won't work here though, it's actually stuck between the chassis and the drive itself. The drive itself functions perfectly well - as does the PC funnily enough. Just a nuisance and I'd like my SD card back!

  • candii Mar 04, 2008

    Hi there - the model is an ASUS PRO31F - I can't find a service manual anywhere. Unfortunately, its not as easy as take all the screws off the bottom - I'm beginning to think they're just there for decoration!! I expected the SD Reader to be a little module or something? Same with the CD but it's held in by something, probably around the keyboard I'd say, but blowed if I can see what!

    Thanks for the help though - if you find that manual I'd love a copy!

    Cheers

  • candii Mar 04, 2008

    All sorted now - eventually brought it in to my team (I manage an IT department) and got it done "on the house"! Thanks to all :-)

  • juks Jul 12, 2008

    An SD-RAM card is stuck in the card reader. Suspect it was a smaller card than the unit is designed for, but won't come out. My notebook is Assus X50V. Please help

  • candii Oct 27, 2009

    Awesome - thanks :)

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Gant really help on the sd prob.sd usually push in to insert and push in again to remove.
cant imagine how you can get cd stuck between rom and chassis.anyway if you look closely at your rom you will see a small hole.you push a thin piece of wire into this to eject the rom hopefully giving you more room to play with and remove disk.a paperclip made straight is an ideal tool for this.
as for repair;tell me your model and i'll check to see if I have it
I have nearly all hp service repair manuals,some toshiba and ibm

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    tat4u Mar 03, 2008

    the cd drive is easy to remove.sometimes theres a catch to release the drive and you just pull it out .other models have a couple of retainer screws you just remove and again pull drive out.not knowing your model cant say were to locate them but not to hard to find.all the screws are on the underside of laptop;some you havr to remove battery to locate screws,basically where ever your drive is the screws to take out are are the back of the drive.if you let me know your model i'll see if I have a service manual to help.

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    tat4u Mar 04, 2008

    file i sent is for numerous hp compaq models ;I couldnt find your model cos cd mislaid tempory.the file just to to give you bit of insight to recognise parts and basic disassembly.

    Quick note;Ive been repairing pc's for bout 24 yrs and laptops for about 11 or 12 yrs and never ever had to refer to a service manual or any other manual for that matter.Its a case of remembering what size and where the screws came from .The only difficult part is finding the location of certain retainer screws.you have to remove compartment covers and batteries etc to find them.so if youre pretty new to this a manual will give idea of the sneaky places to look

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