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Old July 29th 08, 05:55 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
grim leaper
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Default remove the DVD drive?

six month old Acer AM5100 desktop
has a DVD drive that intermittently fails.

not going to bother with warranty hassle for a cheesy DVD drive.
will simply upgrade to a better quality unit.
*hopes that the DVD drive not cursed with some sort of ACER propriety
voodoo..
that would make this the last Acer that i'll ever buy..guaranteed.
*returns to removing drive..
takes side panels and cables off..

hey..whats this?..no screws holding in the Acer drive..just some
nifty green "locking tab" thingys.

only problem is..unlocking the nifty green locking tab thingys
only allows me to move the drive back and forth about ..eh..an inch.

been poking at it for half an hour..still havent found the "majic button" to
really..really
release the drive.

?anyone know the "super secret " to get the freaking drive out?

[this is progress?]

not really worried.
I have a nice dremel tool.

It WILL come out..one way or the other.

I LOATHE tricksy mechanicals designed to "encourage" people to sent in their
puter to "authorized" repairs stations for simple component swap outs.

..

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Old July 30th 08, 02:06 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
Han
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Default remove the DVD drive?

"grim leaper" wrote in
m:

six month old Acer AM5100 desktop
has a DVD drive that intermittently fails.

not going to bother with warranty hassle for a cheesy DVD drive.
will simply upgrade to a better quality unit.
*hopes that the DVD drive not cursed with some sort of ACER propriety
voodoo..
that would make this the last Acer that i'll ever buy..guaranteed.
*returns to removing drive..
takes side panels and cables off..

hey..whats this?..no screws holding in the Acer drive..just some
nifty green "locking tab" thingys.

only problem is..unlocking the nifty green locking tab thingys
only allows me to move the drive back and forth about ..eh..an inch.

been poking at it for half an hour..still havent found the "majic
button" to really..really
release the drive.

?anyone know the "super secret " to get the freaking drive out?

[this is progress?]

not really worried.
I have a nice dremel tool.

It WILL come out..one way or the other.

I LOATHE tricksy mechanicals designed to "encourage" people to sent in
their puter to "authorized" repairs stations for simple component swap
outs.

I replaced the cheesy DVD-ROM/CDR drive in my aspire 3680 laptop with a
DVD RW AD-5540A. It required loosening a screw, and sliding the thing
out, then reversing that with the new one. IIRC $70



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Best regards
Han
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Old July 30th 08, 03:28 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
doS[_6_]
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Default remove the DVD drive?

thats great,but he has a desktop

"Han" wrote in message
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"grim leaper" wrote in
m:

six month old Acer AM5100 desktop
has a DVD drive that intermittently fails.

not going to bother with warranty hassle for a cheesy DVD drive.
will simply upgrade to a better quality unit.
*hopes that the DVD drive not cursed with some sort of ACER propriety
voodoo..
that would make this the last Acer that i'll ever buy..guaranteed.
*returns to removing drive..
takes side panels and cables off..

hey..whats this?..no screws holding in the Acer drive..just some
nifty green "locking tab" thingys.

only problem is..unlocking the nifty green locking tab thingys
only allows me to move the drive back and forth about ..eh..an inch.

been poking at it for half an hour..still havent found the "majic
button" to really..really
release the drive.

?anyone know the "super secret " to get the freaking drive out?

[this is progress?]

not really worried.
I have a nice dremel tool.

It WILL come out..one way or the other.

I LOATHE tricksy mechanicals designed to "encourage" people to sent in
their puter to "authorized" repairs stations for simple component swap
outs.

I replaced the cheesy DVD-ROM/CDR drive in my aspire 3680 laptop with a
DVD RW AD-5540A. It required loosening a screw, and sliding the thing
out, then reversing that with the new one. IIRC $70



--
Best regards
Han
email address is invalid


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Old July 31st 08, 12:15 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
Wandering
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Posts: 34
Default remove the DVD drive?

The green things actually remove. Once they are out, the drive just slides
out. That's all there is to it. If the disk binds, it's just a tight fit,
there are no other fasteners. Good luck.


"grim leaper" wrote in message
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six month old Acer AM5100 desktop
has a DVD drive that intermittently fails.

not going to bother with warranty hassle for a cheesy DVD drive.
will simply upgrade to a better quality unit.
*hopes that the DVD drive not cursed with some sort of ACER propriety
voodoo..
that would make this the last Acer that i'll ever buy..guaranteed.
*returns to removing drive..
takes side panels and cables off..

hey..whats this?..no screws holding in the Acer drive..just some
nifty green "locking tab" thingys.

only problem is..unlocking the nifty green locking tab thingys
only allows me to move the drive back and forth about ..eh..an inch.

been poking at it for half an hour..still havent found the "majic button"
to really..really
release the drive.

?anyone know the "super secret " to get the freaking drive out?

[this is progress?]

not really worried.
I have a nice dremel tool.

It WILL come out..one way or the other.

I LOATHE tricksy mechanicals designed to "encourage" people to sent in
their
puter to "authorized" repairs stations for simple component swap outs.

.


 




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