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Replace cd drive

How can I replace the cd drive on my Gateway M305CRV? Is there some trick to popping the drive out?

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Take it out and put a new one in - Bobby Trevino

Posted on Sep 22, 2007



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Im afraid NOT you cant pop it out you must take it apart. It is screwed down to bottom of the laptop. You will see it when you take it apart.

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