Satellite Pro A60: How to replace the drive?

Satellite Pro A60 replace DVD player - need repair
Or does anyone know how to remove the drive of this laptop Bay

Post edited by: chrielli


I think the disk replacement procedure is very similar to replacements on other laptops.
To remove the STRANGE bay module follow these steps:

1. turn the computer.
2. remove the black binding screws.
3 turn the computer over and open the display.
4. push the module bay ODD.

All that s. It s not achieved with a screw.

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