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T510 DVD Drive stuck in bay

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madhu
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T510 DVD Drive stuck in bay

#1 Post by madhu » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:36 am

Hello,
I have a thinkpad T510 , Planning to upgrade to SSD and used the optical drive slot for secondary HDD.
The problem is the DVD drive is stuck in its bay and am not able to remove it even after unlocking it / using the tab to push it out. Is there any other way to get it out

Thanks in Advance

BigT0ny
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Re: T510 DVD Drive stuck in bay

#2 Post by BigT0ny » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:02 pm

There might be a screw keeping it in! I think I remember there being one on my W520.
W520 + CF-W9 :help:

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Re: T510 DVD Drive stuck in bay

#3 Post by MikalE » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:21 pm

There are no screws holding the Ultrabay carrier in the drive bay. Push the magic button and it's supposed to pop out.

However, if the carrier you are using has screws that had to be screwed in to hold the battery, or extra hard drive, or whatever, in position and you didn't get these screwed in flush with the outer shell of the carrier, it will hang up upon ejection.

Ask me how I know.
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 RPM Drive, 15.6in 1600x900 LCD, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard reader, media card reader, FPR, Win7 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, German KB, Bluetooth 4.0.

madhu
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Re: T510 DVD Drive stuck in bay

#4 Post by madhu » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:33 pm

Thank You BigTony, MikalE

Just checked, there is no screw and i noticed that the button with the lock/unlock symbols it not going up all the way :(

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