I've got a Toshiba laptop, which is 13 months old and so just out of warranty...
The DVD drive is broken. It repeatedly opens by itself, sometimes during boot up, and shutting it is a game of patience... usually 3 times will see it remain shut! When it is running with a disc, I SAID WHEN IT IS RUNNING, ... (Sorry, I had to shout to be heard above the noise of it running with a disc in.) Well you get the idea!...
Anyway, I've yet to contact anyone about getting it repaired, but on the expectation that it's likely to be expensive, I thought I'd give it a go myself.
I am extremely proficient and experienced with most things involving tools, and have built/rebuilt many PCs, but never a laptop!
Anyone got any experience, or ideas of how difficult it is?
Some can be taken out from outside, but most you have to dismantle the Laptop. Rather you than me. Although I have done it, parts are easy broken and there are that many screw's and sizes of screws. make a note of where they come from and the size etc To take apart it may have a plate just below the Screen that slides to the left to let you get at keyboard screws and screen, screen hinge caps pry off
that it was REMARKABLY easy to get the drive out... just 2 small screws. One to release the cover for the RAM, (which was needed to access the back of the drive), and just a single small screw holding the unit in place.