[Novalug] [Hardware Question] How to get a Toshiba R/W VD drive open
igor_birman at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 23 22:29:29 EST 2008
I found a picture of one which clearly shows the hole:
Is it possible you have something in front of the faceplate?
From: Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:24:54 AM
Subject: [Novalug] [Hardware Question] How to get a Toshiba R/W VD drive open
I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find something online about
this and have not been successful.
I am trying to fix a computer belonging to a friend. Neither of the DVD
drives would open.
The computer is a 2005 Gateway with windows XP.
I got the DVD ROM to open ok using the straightened paper clip trick but
the DVD R/W does not have a little hole in the front for a paperclip (
will repeat this :-) because every one I have asked this question of
immediately says - poke a paper clip in the little hole - IT DOES NOT
have the little hole for the paper clip) :-)
So i removed it from the computer and looked for some other thing that
might trigger it open. This R/WDVD is a Toshiba TS-H552 manufactured
in April of 2005.
The case has a plate on one side - the bottom as it is mounted in for
use with 4 little screws so I took that plate off which allowed me to
look at the circuit board, cables and varius innards but did not seem to
have any obvious drawer release lever. I poked and proded at a few things
but I did not want to break anything.
The front of the case HAS NO LITTLE HOLE FOR A PAPER CLIP. I found 4
plastic tabs - two on the bottom and two on the side which seem to be
locks for the front plastic cover of the drive. However even when these
are disengaged there is something attaching the front plate to the top of
the drive and I am afraid that if I force the removal I will break
Have any of you dissembled a Toshiba TS H552 DVD R/W?
Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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