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DVD bay latch broken. Any hope?

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DVD bay latch broken. Any hope?

#1 Post by Matt Rayner » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:57 pm

Hi!

I just got another T61 for my son for the bargain price of 65€. Just a great machine, however..

The little push-latch has broken off completely on the side of the DVD bay to eject it. Not just a disc, but the whole thing. I want to put another HDD in there.

Is all hope lost of getting that thing out? I have the HDD adaptor all ready to go..

Cheers

Matt

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Re: DVD bay latch broken. Any hope?

#2 Post by wujstefan » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:32 am

Yup.

Take off the keyboard, you can just push it off with a screwrdiver out of bay.
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Re: DVD bay latch broken. Any hope?

#3 Post by NonesensE » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:22 pm

Or start the machine, open the DVD drive and pull at the open drive drawer. The drive is not locked in its place.
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Re: DVD bay latch broken. Any hope?

#4 Post by Matt Rayner » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:16 pm

All solved, thanks for your kind advice wujstefan.

Thanks NonesensE

BR
Matt

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