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DVD Drive removal

I need to get the DVD drive out of the computer in order to change it

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First of all I highly recommend that you do NOT go inside your computer unless you have an anti-static bracelet and if you are not a service technician because of the amount of harm you can do to your computer. But if you wish to continue you open your case, find the drive, remove the cables and then take out the drive. If you need more clarification you can tell me and i will walk you through it with more detail.

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