Need to replace the CD Drive on an Omnibook XE3


I need to replace the CD Drive on an HP Omnibook XE3 laptop, but I've never done it before, has anyone ever replaced one, and how do I do it?

Thanks in advance

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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
From the manual, it looks like the drive is held in place with screws on the bottom of the case; but they don't specifically address removing the CD, so you'll need to look carefully.   I doubt that it's difficult -- but you DO have to find the appropriate screws :-)

In the worst case, you may need to dissassemble the notebook enough to "see" more details about the mounting arrangement.   You can do this by following the instructions for removing the hard drive on page 115 of the manual, which is at:
A silly detail i know, but, Do you already have a replacement drive for your notebook?

if you are looking for one you could try ebay or
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