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dustinchan
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[E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace it with a traveller cover? it's nice to have the optical drive sometimes, but most of the time i don't need it, especially when i'm travelling with my laptop. so is it possible to do so?

thanks in advance!

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Re: [E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

hey dustinchan,

welcome to the forums,

yes you can do that. refer to this manual : http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a60575_02.pdf

on how to remove the optical drive to add on the travel cover





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dustinchan
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Re: [E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

but where can I get a travel cover for E420?

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Re: [E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

get in contact with our sales team via

http://www.lenovo.com/contact/ca/en/





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Re: [E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

Don't think Lenovo ever sold a travel cover for the E420, there is aftermarket hdd caddy that you can use as travel cover (but they weigh only 50 g less than a optical drive).
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Re: [E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

http://support.lenovo.com/en_NL/downloads/detail.page?DocID=PD009697

 

There is a travel cover listed.  Part number 04W1482.

 

It's just not shown in the picture.

 

Dave

 

 


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Re: [E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

How much does the optical drive weigh?

Currently considering removing optical drive, so this is an interesting topic for me.

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Re: [E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

Also consider that removing optical drive means replacing relatively large piece of steel with... air.  Notebook is probably designed to have this support to chassis (especialy, if you have 420, not 420s).

 

I am for hdd caddy  or extra battery instead of optical drive :-)

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Re: [E420] Is it possible to remove the optical drive and replace with traveller cover

It weighs approx 5.5 ounces. 

 

iMAC makes a good point concerning structural integrity.  

 

Dave


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