Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook ?

I bought a new dvd/cd drive. i don't know how to put it in. there are so many screws on the underneath, that i am afraid i will mess it up.


Answers :

OK.. First CALM DOWN about all those nasty screws.. ok? It looks WAY worse than it is.. Here's what you do:\015\012Before Working Inside Your Computer
\015\012Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to
\015\012help ensure your own personal safety.
\015\01280 Adding and Replacing Parts
\015\012www. d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m
\015\012CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
\015\012Product Information Guide.
\015\012CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a
\015\012card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor
\015\012by its edges, not by its pins.
\015\012NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to
\015\012servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty.
\015\012NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable
\015\012itself. Some cables have a connector with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable, press
\015\012in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly
\015\012aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both
\015\012connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
\015\012NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside
\015\012the computer.
\015\0121 Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being
\015\012scratched.
\015\0122 Turn off your computer (see page 79).
\015\012NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it
\015\012from the network wall jack.
\015\0123 Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.
\015\0124 Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then
\015\012press the power button to ground the system board.
\015\012NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into
\015\012the computer.
\015\0125 Remove any installed PC Cards from the PC Card slot.
\015\0126 Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface.
\015\012NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the
\015\012computer.
\015\0127 Slide and hold the battery latch on the bottom of the computer, and then remove the battery.
\015\0122)
\015\012Optical Drive
\015\0121 Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 79.
\015\0122 Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screw on the memory module cover, and lift the
\015\012cover away from the computer.
\015\0123 Remove the screw labeled "O" next to the memory module cover.
\015\0124 Press the lever next to the memory module connectors in the direction of the arrow on the
\015\012lever (towards the drive) to release the drive.
\015\0125 Pull the drive out of the bay.
\015\0126 Slide the new drive into the bay until the drive is fully seated.
\015\0127 Replace the screw that you removed in step 3.
\015\0128 Replace the memory module cover and tighten the captive screw.
\015\012THAT SHOULD DO IT.. GOOD LUCK!! Now if I helped you, can you PLEASE do me a favor and submit a good rating for my account? I would appreciate it GREATLY! :) THANK YOU- Lucky4lynn2
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Usually there is only a screw or two underneath by the DVD, end, it usually simply slides out and you slide in the new one... there may be a latch underneath instead.
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