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Replacing cd-rom drive

Acer is sending me a warranty replacement cd drive. After removing all the screws I can find to remove bottom casing to access cd unit, the cover is free everywhere except in the center rear where the battery slides into place. I can't find any other screws and am afraid of pulling too hard. There is a little round moulded notch that I thought perhaps is a release point somehow but can't seem to make it release. How do I finish taking the cover off so I can replace the cd-rom unit? Thanks for any assistance.

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It is very likely the remaining securing screw is under the keyboard.

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Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw and set it aside.
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Slide a new optical drive into the computer, making sure the disk opening is facing out of the laptop.
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To avoid electric shock or damage to the laptop, always ground your tools by touching them against a metal object like a table leg before using them on the computer.

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Flip the laptop over so you are looking at the bottom of the case.
Slide the battery pack off the top of the case.
You'll see the CD drive on the left-hand side of the laptop when you are looking at the bottom of the case.

Unfasten the screws that are holding the CD drive onto the laptop with a screwdriver. Slide the drive out of the case.
Slide the new CD drive into the case and secure it with the screws.
Place the battery pack in the laptop and turn the computer back over so it is sitting on its base. Plug the power cord into the power supply in the side of the laptop.
Plug the other end of the cord into the electrical outlet.
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