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How to remove cd/dvd drive from laptop?

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September 20, 2011 1:54:28 AM

Hello, I'm having problems with the cd/dvd drive on my laptop. It just disappeared from My Computer. I have read a lot of suggestions that say that removing the drive and putting it back in will solve the issue. I tried that and removed the screws at the bottom of the laptop but couldn't remove the drive; it didn't slide out by itself either. I have a Toshiba Satellite C655 and can't find any other way to remove the cd drive. Is it that this is a non-removable drive?
I'd appreciate some advice.
Thanks.
September 20, 2011 2:19:56 AM

I'm in the same boat on a HP laptop. I've ran various tests and determined that the controller for it is dead. In your case, open REGEDIT and locate the upper & Lower filters and delete them, then restart.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461
a b D Laptop
September 20, 2011 2:32:41 AM

The cd/dvd drines are always removable , are you sure you got all the screws ? There are usually 3 screws for the drive two on the side bottom of the laptop and one ont the bottom towards the middle and the inner end of the drive.
a b D Laptop
September 20, 2011 2:52:15 AM

Removing the DVD drive is probably removing just one screw.
I replaced the DVD drive in my A205 and my A305 Toshibia laptops. Installed a Blu-ray rom/DVD-RW drive in both of them. In the A305 the one screw was inside the Ram compartment. The A205 was on the bottom about 4 in back from the side and center of the DVD drive.

Anyways for Your Model: http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite...
Step 5 indicates just one screw needs be removed for your Toshiba also.
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