Solved disc tray cover broke off my hp notebook 2000

January 22, 2014 at 23:50:06
Specs: Windows XP
can i replace the cover to my dvd disk tray or do i have to replace the whole tray? hp notebook 2000
the tray was left open and the cover part got broke off the tray still works but need the cover on it.

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January 23, 2014 at 06:00:59
Developing OtH's suggestion re' crazy glue a little further.

If you have enough of the pieces, and there is enough of the cover left in place… You may be be able to use the glue to bond a thin strip of plastic in place to act as backbone/backplate onto which glue the broken pieces; not unlike how some archeological items are occasionally assembled in order to put the item on show?

If you can identify the actual model of the DVD unit itself - either from the specs for your laptop, or by looking at the hardware profile, you may be able to secure a replacement tray assembly; providing you're happy to set about replacing/installing it?

Or buy a fully intact replacement dvd unit.

Overall I'm inclined though to support phil22's comment in that it is unlikely you will find a tray front only available…; the front and rest of the tray being moulded in one piece? You "might" find a tray if you're lcky - but it's a tres long shot..!

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This is the complete service manual for the HP 2000 laptop:

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.process/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay_ws_BI&spf_p.rid_kbDocDisplay=docDisplayResURL&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.rst_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-resourceState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c03138231-2%257CdocLocale%253Den_US&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

Copy the whole link into your browser and you can download it as a pdf.

It covers in detail how to take it apart; and gives HP part numbers too for all the bits 'n pieces (dvd unit included).

Page 40 is the start of the dvd removal instructions…

Quite possibly you can get a replacement dvd unit from HP, or else via eBay, Amazon etc. a suggested earlier. If buying one from other than HP - ensure/check carefully that is is spec'd. for the HP 2000 (amongst others).

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January 23, 2014 at 03:04:02
You will have to replace the entire drive as obtaining just the front panel for it will be impossible, it's not sold as a spare part.

The only chance might be by visiting a laptop repair shop and asking if they happen to have the part you need laying around somewhere, but even that's a long shot.


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January 23, 2014 at 03:08:11
Depends on whether or not the remains of the cover can be be removed from the actual tray itself; and if it is posible to find just the cover.

I suspect not. Which means you would need to replace the whole unit. Possiblyyou can get one from HP, possibly (and likely cheaper ?) via eBay, Amazon, New Egg, or whichever stores on-line or not you can access?


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January 23, 2014 at 05:44:02
Crazy glue may work, if you have all the pieces. The cover may slip off the end for removal.

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January 23, 2014 at 06:00:59
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Developing OtH's suggestion re' crazy glue a little further.

If you have enough of the pieces, and there is enough of the cover left in place… You may be be able to use the glue to bond a thin strip of plastic in place to act as backbone/backplate onto which glue the broken pieces; not unlike how some archeological items are occasionally assembled in order to put the item on show?

If you can identify the actual model of the DVD unit itself - either from the specs for your laptop, or by looking at the hardware profile, you may be able to secure a replacement tray assembly; providing you're happy to set about replacing/installing it?

Or buy a fully intact replacement dvd unit.

Overall I'm inclined though to support phil22's comment in that it is unlikely you will find a tray front only available…; the front and rest of the tray being moulded in one piece? You "might" find a tray if you're lcky - but it's a tres long shot..!

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This is the complete service manual for the HP 2000 laptop:

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.process/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDisplay_ws_BI&spf_p.rid_kbDocDisplay=docDisplayResURL&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&spf_p.rst_kbDocDisplay=wsrp-resourceState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c03138231-2%257CdocLocale%253Den_US&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

Copy the whole link into your browser and you can download it as a pdf.

It covers in detail how to take it apart; and gives HP part numbers too for all the bits 'n pieces (dvd unit included).

Page 40 is the start of the dvd removal instructions…

Quite possibly you can get a replacement dvd unit from HP, or else via eBay, Amazon etc. a suggested earlier. If buying one from other than HP - ensure/check carefully that is is spec'd. for the HP 2000 (amongst others).

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January 23, 2014 at 15:21:12
HP 2000 Service Guide >> Click Here!

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January 23, 2014 at 16:43:58
riider - I must learn how to do that; as it's easier than the way I posted that same link…?

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