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Removing/replacing dvd rom drive

How about removing the DVD-Rom drive from the same Sattelite laptop?

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  • jerryill Jun 24, 2008

    Many thanks Bill..... both problems. I thought the hard drive was the floppy at first...... duh. appreciate all your help.

    best Jerry

  • jerryill Jun 25, 2008

    St. Bill............... LOL




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Hi Jerry
I have written down steps on how to remove the DVD-Rom drive for you.
Toshiba notebooks most screws are marked.
F4 - flat-head screw 4mm long
B6 - button-head screw 6mm long
F16 - flat-head screw 16mm long
B8 - button-head screw 8mm long

When you are taking apart a laptop you'll have to deal with lots of screws. Keep everything organized. I keep them in small cups separated easier to find and don’t get lost.
1. Remove the laptop battery
2. Carefully lift off the securing strip at the top of the keyboard.
3. Remove the keyboard securing strip.
4. Remove all screws securing the laptop keyboard.
5. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board. Lift the edges of the connector first and then carefully disconnect the keyboard cable.
6. Remove screws securing the power switch board.
7. Disconnect the USB cable from the system board \motherboard
8. Lift off the power switch board.
9. Remove all screw from the support plate.
10. Remove the DVD drive securing screw.
11. Slide the DVD drive to the right and remove it.
12. Slide in the new DVD drive and follow this backwards.

Hope this helps it is not hard just have to take time an becareful when removing the securing strip at the top of the keyboard to get to screws.

Any questions I will be glad to help answer for you.


Posted on Jun 24, 2008

  • William Fyler Jun 24, 2008

    Dear Jerry

    No problem at all glad to be a help and if I can be any time again just email here or you can direct at

    And thank you for keeping posted here on how you made out I like to now how these turn out. Being I can see it in the works or do it.

    Take Care


  • William Fyler Jun 27, 2008


    Do not feel bad about getting floppy drive confused with harddrive, today someone called me with new laptop they brought at bestbuy last night and did not how to open the lid when they got home lastnight




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