Toshiba Sat 1700 series - anyone changed a CD or DVD drive ?

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Having obtained (semi-knowingly) a Sat 1700-series requiring optical
drive replacement ....

Has anyone done such an FRU replacement (it's a Sat 1700-300) - how
different to the sequence in:-

(HD upgrade) is it ?

Any advice, pics or suchlike would be welcomed.

Yes I could buy a FRU service manual off ebay but many buyers of same
tend to feel they didn't get what they paid for. With a s/h CD unit
only costing 10 ($17) on eBay inc S&H it seems overkill.

I say "semi" since I didn't appreciate the efforts Toshiba made to
force "simple" FRU upgrades into the ASP milch-cow scheme. Nice kit,
shame about their attitude to users of 2nd-user equipment.

Any help appreciated, to this group email me at:-


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