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How do I replace the cd/dvd drive in a vgc-v617g

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  • pramirez_83 May 21, 2010

    I dont have a laptop.. its a desktop. So im not sure if the instructions above are correct.



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There will be a screw at the back side of your laptop
which will be 10-12 cm from the side and at the centre line of your dvd ROM
remove it and slowly pull out your dvd rom

Posted on May 07, 2010

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    Jimmy Hernandez Sep 01, 2011

    Dude,really? This explanation does no good at all. This model isn't even a laptop, it's an all-in-one. I have the same model and am looking to replace the optical drive as well. Took out the screw you indicated but no luck.

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    Jimmy Hernandez Sep 01, 2011

    Okay, apologies to you jogawadhoot. Took out the indicated screw and just had to pull out drive firmly, but steady. All is good now. Many thanks!


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