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\015 I would like to replace the CD/DVD drive on my eMachines laptop M5414. I've searched the internet but cannot find how to open this machine to access it (never done laptop repair either!) This does not have the 2 screws at the bottom securing the optical drive (like I saw on an HP video). Appreciate any help!\015

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I have removed this drive from my M5414 by removing the bottom case screw that is in between the battery latch and the Left edge of the DVD drive door as you face it. The trick is getting a hold on the drive to remove it AFTER THIS SCREW IS REMOVED.
\015\012I solved this problem by opening the drive before shutting down the computer.
\015\012Next remove the battery.
\015\012Now remove the bottom case screw between the battery latch and the left corner of the DVD drive.
\015\012Now since the door is open you can extend it all the way and grab INSIDE THE TRAY, NOT THE FRONT BEZEL, and gently pull it straight out.
\015\012Be patient, you may have to wiggle it slowly and gently left to right, you will feel it loosen, and notice it move forward. IF NOT, DO NOT FORCE IT.
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