How to Remove a DVD ROM Drive From a PC

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DVD-ROM allows to you to use DVD/CD disks as well as play DVD movies or audio CDs on your computer. A DVD-ROM is installed in the special 5.25" bay inside the computer case and connected to the motherboard using either IDE or SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) interface cables. DVD-ROMs cannot burn disks and tend to be replaced with DVD burners.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Turn off the computer.

  • Remove the screws that fasten side panels of the computer case. Then remove both side panels.

  • Using gentle force, pull out the two cables from DVD-ROM connectors. Those cables connect DVD-ROM to the motherboard and the power supply.

  • Using a screwdriver remove Phillips-head screw that fasten the DVD-ROM inside the 5.25" bay. Typically, a DVD-ROM is fastened by four to eight screws (two to four screws on each side of the bay).

  • Push out the DVD-ROM and take it out of the front panel of the case.

  • Place the side panels back and fasten them with screws.

References

  • Building a PC in Easy Steps; S. Yarnold; 2007.
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