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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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