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This instructable shows, how to change the DVD-drive of an Acer Aspire 1690 (and potentially other Acers). The pictures are low-res, but should still be helpful in finding the correct screws.
 
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Step 1: Remove all power

Unplug the power and remove the battery.

Step 4: Remove the keyboard screws.

Remove the two keyboard screws. The keyboard is still attached to the notebook, but can be moved.

Step 6: Put the notebook back together again.

Going backwards, put your notebook together again. It is probably not recommended, but you might want to test the drive first.
marcoacer3 years ago
Very good! Quite simple, I'll try it in few minutes. Many thanks!
dariob4 years ago
Perfect!!! I've done all in five minutes. Derek
Spooneh5 years ago
Very useful thanks. And I have to admit, the last place I expected to come across such information :p
Derin5 years ago
on my ibm thinkpad the drive pops out without removing a single screw because there is a floppy drive that you can plug into the same slot as the cd drive,the slot looks like a room with no drive installed so it is very simple
priorit (author) 6 years ago
Here's another site explaining the necessary steps:
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