I recently purchased a Norcent external cd-rw drive (EW 480) off ebay, thinking I could swap the cd-rw for a dvd-r/rw (hp 420i) I already own.
So when I received the drive, I got my trusty phillips screwdriver and started to take apart the enclosure… only to find out it still wouldn’t come apart after all the screws were removed. There was even a warning sticker (voided warranty warning) to remove in order to get to the last screw, which makes me think the enclosure is actually “openable”. I tried prying it open in all kinds of ways, but nothing would do. (BTW, I’m not completely retarded when it comes to tinkering with electronic equipment, so I did try all the obvious ways of opening it!)
I didn’t want to damage the enclosure, so I decided to contact Norcent and ask them how I could get it open, explaining that yes, I understood it would void the warranty, but I didn’t care since the purchase was made on ebay and wasn’t covered anyway. They still would’t help me, saying it is against their policy.
So here I am now, after searching the web for a solution without success. I thought maybe one of you “cdFreaks” might have a clue!
If it helps, I can post pictures of the enclosure…
Thanks in advance,