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    Acer Travelmate 270 CD Drive - How to remove!

    Hi there,

    I have two Travelmate Laptops, one is dead the other works fine apart from the CD/DVD Rom drive. I am trying to salvage the dead laptops CD drive and put it on the new one.

    Does anyone know how to remove the drive from the laptop? I have unscrewed every screw I can see and it still won't budge. I dont want to apply too much force in case I break it.

    I have managed to remove the hard disk and memory quite easily.

    Any help appreciated!

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    Check under the keyboard, I've had several laptops where a locking screw was hidden there!

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    On the underside of the laptop (with the floppy drive oriented towards you), remove the memory bay cover. In the top right corner of the memory bay is a small silver screw maked CD7, remove this. From inside the memory bay, apply gentle pressure to the rear of the cd drive and it should slide free of the chassis.
    Last edited by riedquat; 5th November 2008 at 03:45 PM. Reason: Updated info

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    Thanks! Worked a treat!

    Can't believe I didn't notice a screw labelled CD!

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    No worries, oh btw, the floppy drive can also be removed by unscrewing the L5 screw to the imediate left of the hard disk cover and the small black screw inside the memory bay to the left of the ribbon cable. The mini-pci wifi card (if installed) and other memory bay can all be accessed once the keyboard has been removed.

    These instructions are also valid for the travelmate 530 as it shares the same components and has an almost identical chassis.
    Last edited by riedquat; 5th November 2008 at 04:07 PM. Reason: updated

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