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How do you fit a replacement slimline dvd disc drive

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Assuming your talking about a drive for a laptop, it is fairly easy.

Make sure the tray is ejected then flip the machine over and look for the retaining screw for the drive, this is usually located central, about 5" from the edge of the drive, unscrew it and put the screw in a safe place.
Use the tray to pull the drive from the bay, you may encounter a very small amount of resistance, just give it a bit more pull.

When the drive is out, you will see a small bracket attached to the end of the drive. You need to remove this and screw it onto the new drive. Match up the holes on the new drive by using the old one as a guide, (there may be several holes on the new one) ensure you put the bracket on the right way up.

The front bezel will also need to be removed from the old and fitted onto the new drive -- NOTE not all bezels will fit, you may have to stick with whatever came on the new drive!

Now slide the new drive back into the laptop bay, again a bit of resistance may be felt, this is where the connecters meet, just give it a firm push.

Replace the retaining screw. Flip machine back over and power on the machine.

Providing you have not done anything wrong the machne will boot up and recognize the new drive. Carry on as normal.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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