CD Drive not coming out of laptop

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by Noah Floyd, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Noah Floyd

    Noah Floyd New Member

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    Hey! So recently the charging jack of my laptop started wiggling around so I’m assuming that it fell out of place. In attempts to try to open my laptop and get to it and see what’s really wrong I need my CD drive to come out. After unscrewing it it still won’t come out, it’s as if it’s jammed in there? Help please. I have an Inspiron 15
     
  2. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    They usually have a retaining screw that holds the drive in place. It's sometimes under a rubber foot or even inside the chassis. Depends on the model. Which Inspiron 15? Model number will be on the bottom or under the battery.

    If you got that out, if the chassis is bent they can get caught on the lip when pulling out or the drive itself could be bent. If it's totally unscrewed you can also open the drive and very carefully use it as a grip to pull it out.

    Charging ports are cheap to replace but the labor to get in and do it can be a bit much for some people. I used to repair laptops daily, and a lot of times charging ports would just get hot glued back into place and reassembled.
     
  3. Noah Floyd

    Noah Floyd New Member

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    Dell Inspiron 3567, Regulatory Model P63F, Regulatory Type P63F002
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    https://www.ifixit.com/Document/6MeJwtVonv6rpfQf/.pdf

    Page 18, there's a little slot you'll need to push on the back of the drive and get it out.

    I've worked on that model before, they are kind of a pain, esp if the area around the disc drive is bent at all. Likes to get snagged.
     
  5. Noah Floyd

    Noah Floyd New Member

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    I got it out thank you!
     
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