Hard drive stuck to top of CD drive
Posted on 2006-11-08
Have an old (circa 1998) Compaq Presario 5030. The cd drive failed, the hard drive is attached to the top of cd drive. I can not remove the cd drive unless I can remove the hard drive. It is not screwed on there, I have no idea how it's connected, superglue perhaps? Compaq online chat is completely useless, they refer me to the online docs which show a completely different and new 5030. ANyone know if there's a trick to getting this off? I've actually solved the cd drive problem by removing the zip drive below it and putting a functioning cd drive in it's place. However, now I'm having problems installing XP on this (it used to have Windows 2003 server on it so I don't know why XP won't work). Anyway, I'd like to be able to remove the hard drive since it's good and 80gb. THis is a computer for my parents so don't really want to spend any money since I don't know how much they'll use it. I can put the hard drive in another system if I can get the dang thing out.