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tc321
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Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

The various promo videos seems to indicate the DVD/Blu-Ray drive on the BU/CU/DU models are detachable, but it is not mentioned anywhere.

 

Is it being powered by the USB?

Can it be detached into two separate pcs?

 

I'm hoping it can. 

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Duck3
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

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I see gallery pics on this page:

http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/desktop/ideacentre/q-series/q180/

One says:

"Front, back, top, and bottom views with clip-on optical disk drive."

Very interesting! But, I too find no mention
of HOW to separate, if possible. Will keep an eye open.

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gcheng
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

Yes, the DVD/Blu ray on Q180 are detachable.  And yes, it is being powered by USB.

 

http://consumerdl.lenovo.com.cn/UserFiles/UserGuide/en/User's%20guides%20and%20manuals/Q180/Lenovo%2...

 

I just get a DVD-RW version early this week, I am planning to do some upgrade like replace a 4GB ram and Blu ray combo drive.

 

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caveman31
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

http://www.dragonblogger.com/lenovo-launches-ultraslim-ideacentre-q180-desktop-pc/

 

in the pic it looks like it uses a usb to power it 

 

 

Thx dave

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tc321
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

Thank you for the confirmation. Just hope it will be the same for the model shipped in the USA. The guide has a suspicious word: (selected models only).

Had chatted online with Lenovo rep and was told that the version is not detachable. So it is really confusing.

Youtube has an unboxing video, but the poster did not separate the two parts.
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gcheng
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

Not a problem, the one I got is an US version as well. :smileyhappy:

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tc321
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

Thank you.

I found another youtube video, this time the sales rep puts the two parts together. :smileyhappy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j25IpA77JPs

Thanks all.
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skynet07
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

Hello,

 

I have a Q180 31102 CU but I didn't find how to detach the DVD drive... are you sure the drive is detachable on this one?

 

Thanks!

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tc321
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

Received my unit last Friday.  They are snapped together like the calculators, so you have to be a bit daring the first few times.  First remove the USB adapter on the back, then apply some shear stress on the two parts, and avoid applying force on the ON/OFF and eject buttons on top of the units while separating them.  :smileywink:

 

For anyone whose interested, the supplied VESA mount in the BU (CU/DU too) are not adjustable to hold the AU version with the drive removed.

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kamelot
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Re: Is DVD/Blu-Ray drive detachable on Q180 31102BU/CU/DU?

Hi,

 

I bought a Q180 but without the blu-ray combo. How can I purchase one? I can't see any in the accesories section...

 

Thanks