Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook ?

HOW TO INSTALL A CD DRIVE IN A DELL 511 LAPTOP


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Turn off power, remove battery pack, remove all screws on the laptop casing, then pull apart.
Slowly pull cd rom cable attachments straight out. Make sure you do not bend the pins. Then insert new rom drive, then put pc back together, boot and install cd rom drivers.
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