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Change the CD Drive

Is there a button or screw to remove the CD Drive?

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There is a service manual at HP/Cpq supportsite that shows 2 screws to remove underneath before you can take out the CD/DVD device.

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If it has a multibay function it should have a latch underneath to unlock and it could be pulled rightoff if not it may be built in check service manuals the net usually has them from the manufacturer.

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