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Compaq Presario 1210, how to remove the CD drive?



Jan 1, 1970
I've got a Compaq Presario 1210 laptop with a bad CD Drive.
Can't figure out how to remove it.
I managed to remove the battery connector board and remove
the rear mounting bracket screws, but it still won't come out.
To disassemble the unit further, I need to remove the metal plate
that is glued to what I assume is the processor. I pulled hard as I dared
and it won't budge. Yes, I took out the screws.
What's the secret to disassembling this thing without busting it?
Thanks, mike