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DVD Drive Broken: How to replace?

The DVD drive was open when I dropped my notebook. The rail that holds the DVD platter and slides the DVD plate was torqued a little bit. The DVD drive can't close now.

How do I remove the DVD drive so I can try to repair it?

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  • naidukrishna Jun 23, 2008

    My CD-ROM is dead and want to replace by new one. The PC model is Toshiba SatelliteA105-S4344. Please tell me the part no. of the DVD-ROM to purchase.

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Turn the Laptop over and there will be a clip or maybe a screw with a picture of some CD's next to it.

The website of the laptop maker will be able to show you, or post the make and model and we will try and help

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The hard drive is located under the CD/DVD drive. Before you start taking apart the laptop, remove the battery and unplug the AC power.

1. You have to remove the CD/DVD drive. Turn the laptop over. Remove one screw right above the dive and slide the drive out of the laptop.
2. When the CD/DVD drive is removed, you'll see a metal plate. The metal plate is secured by 4 screws. Remove them and lift up the plate from the bay. The hard drive is located right under the plate.
3. After you remove the plate, you'll see the hard drive. The hard drive also secured by 4 screws. Remove the screws, slide the hard dire to disconnect it from the connector on the moterboard and lift it up.
4. You have to transfer the brackets from the old hard drive to a new hard drive. Also, if there is a foil shielding around the old hard drive, you'll have to transfer it to a new hard drive too.

Below is website with a picture guide on how to remove the hard drive>>>>


http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-P10/remove-hard-drive.htm





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For me to help you better I woudl like to know the make and model of the notebook that you are working on. Also if you can give the info on the old and new drive as well this will better help me see what needs to be done with your drive replacement.

Note with modern notebooks they will change the casing on the drive to maek it fit into smaller cases. So the replacement you got may not fit if it was not designed for this notebook.

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Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the power-cord.
Remove the side-covers.

Disconnect the "data" and the "power" cables from the back of the drive.

Look for screws on both sides of the DVD drive.
If there are any, unscrew them, and the DVD drive will slide out the front of the front face-plate.

If there are no screws, remove the front face-plate from the computer.
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If it is a normal PC, there should be 2 screws on either side of the drive that have to be removed before the drive can come out. Many times you have to remove both sides of the computer case to get to these.

This can vary however from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some put the drives on what are called rails where, if you release the rail it will simply slide out, other times only one side has screws.

If it is a mass manufactured PC (DELL, Gateway, HP, etc.) you should be able to find a manual on their site that would help.

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