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How do I remove the optical drive on my dell vostro 3400 laptop? I have a replacement but I can't see how to remove the optical drive from the bay.

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    Erik Pettersen Mar 16, 2011

    Thank you! I was searching all over the Dell support site for that.

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Welcome to Fixya. If you want to replace the optical drive of your dell Vostro 3400 laptop all you need to do is to follow the service manual below.

Dell Vostro 3400 laptop Service Manual

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks for using Fixya

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