How to replace the DVD drive on SONY Vaio PCG-FX340


I have a Sony Vaio notebook model PCG-FX340 with a bad DVD drive.  I ordered the replacement drive from SONY and it came without instructions.  It's not the hot swappable kind and requires me to take the laptop apart.  

When I called SONY for help, the tech told me I should purchase a service manual for $12.  That is just wrong.  If someone has done this previously, I would appreciate the help.  A pdf file would be even better.
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Check out this site -

It has quite a bit of repair info for Sony laptops. Maybe you will find what you need there.

Good Luck

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DLPBAAuthor Commented:
Thanks to lidsky and chicagoan for the help.  I was able to replace the dvd drive in 15 minutes.  You guys rock, Sony sucks.
lidsky - had this open while I was fiddling, didn't mean to piggy back on your post

No problem, these things happen all the time. :-)
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