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Can't Remove Optical Drive From Laptop


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#1 Pojko

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:30 PM

I need to replace the optical drive on my HP dv5 1235 dx Entertainment Notebook, but I can't remove the old drive. I've followed the steps given here on page 55:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01550108.pdf

The drive just does not come out like it says it should. Am I missing something? Is the manual forgetting a step? It's as if there are more screws holding it in that I have no access to, but I don't know if that's true. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 MarkGS

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:03 PM

Make sure the tray is open before trying to pull it out. Just like it says insert a paper clip in the pin hole and pop the tray out, make sure the screw is out and pull the drive out.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:07 PM

did you remove the screw fully .like take right out of the hole ,
what happens when you pop it open with the paper clip.give it a little wiggle

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