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How difficult is it to replace a CD-ROM drive in a MacBook Pro?

MacBook Pro has been reformated, but when I go to reinstall the software, the cd-rom does not appear to be working. How difficult is it to replace a cd-rom drive? Specs - http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/stats/macbook_pro_2.16_17.html

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Hello, It's quite simplel, you just have to remove the screws underneath, remove the ram, and then the screws around the laptop. Then open the upper case.
Do not do it. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.
Lift up the back of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case.
Then remove the data and screws from the optical bay and that is it.
I hope this helps.

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It is very difficult to replace an Apple Superdrive and is not recommended to attempt to do so yourself unless you have pre-existing experience in doing so. Before resorting to such desperate measures, try testing your hardware with the Apple Hardware Test. You will find detailed instructions on how to use AHT here.

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