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Disassembling the DVD drive on a thinkpad a31

\015 How do I release the DVD drive from the motherboard on an Ibm A31? I can't seem to find the release mechanism to slide out the drive so I can reach the screws to the Ultrabay.\015

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There are to solutions depending on which ultrabay you have:
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\015\0121) http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-42990
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\015\0122) http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-42992
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