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HP Pavilion dv4000 laptop optical drive failure

\015 Unable to remove the optical drive. I have the manual but the instructions don't seem to make sense. I have removed the hard disk cover to get to the hidden screw, removed screw, open optical drive but cannot get beyond that step. Repair manual states to slide the drive to the left to remove. It seems to be immovable. I want to remove the drive to determine if it is hanging up. Computer states it is working properly but it doesn't function at all most of the time.\015

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Hello, Ironic but I was having the same problem...even though it seems unmovable it does move slowly to the left. Use both hand and take finger pushing on the two long edges towards the left. Once the silver tab on the left side, which is part of the hard drive harness, reaches the edge you should be able to lift it out. Hope this helps.
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