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Re: changing a cd rom on a compaq presario cm 2100 series
Am not sure with your model, but i think removing only screws won't help you
>> Find for something like a lever or something to like a button to press near the ROM tray..
>> If you are having a lever pul it out and try to press it
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Check the mounting screws on the cd burner,yes you have to remove the keyboard and speakers,and check the two visible mounting scews.....I rescently bought a used presario and discovered the yo-yo didn't mount the cd rom properly(no screws)...The screen you saw flashed is the BIOS,also check fitment of all plug in type accessories......
take the side panel off the case. remove the power supply cable (4 pin molex) Remove the data cable (flat cable) you might need to snap off the front cover. remove the screws that hold the cd in the tower.