08-13-2010 01:35 PM
pdean, welcome to the forum,
it would be helpful if you could post which ThinkPad you have, even better post the Type and Model Number this will help members to help you. Please do NOT post your s/n.
Also if you could post a link to a photo of the part that popped out, it would also be helpfull.
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08-13-2010 02:22 PM - edited 08-13-2010 02:34 PM
Sounds like you've pressed the switch to remove the CD-ROM drive. It's the little black switch just below the CD-ROM drive on the right. Just press the tab back in and it should click back into place.
If you ever want to remove the CD-ROM drive, press the switch again, then pull on the tab. If you want to prevent the switch from operating, put a screw into the hole below the switch on the underside of the computer (the correct screw should have been supplied with the laptop.)
Hope this helps!
Update: see http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3547_04.pdf#70 for a diagram (page 61)
Update 2: Even better, a movie! http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-63901.html
08-13-2010 03:03 PM
rgsteele, I'm pretty sure you're right, but it won't catch when I push it in. It pops right back out, and the text balloon saying "safe to remove hardware" pops up on the screen.
08-13-2010 03:07 PM