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Hey guys. So a few days back while swapping the dvd drive on my Dell 3521 laptop for a 2nd hdd caddy to use my SSD, a small piece of metal fell from inside of the dvd drive. Here is a picture:



Can anyone tell me what this part is and how I can put it back? Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Look like some kind of mounting bracket. You can't take it apart and check? Generally when you remove a DVD drive from the laptop to install a HDD or extra battery there is some kind of mounting bracket that holds the DVD drive in place.
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Look like some kind of mounting bracket. You can't take it apart and check? Generally when you remove a DVD drive from the laptop to install a HDD or extra battery there is some kind of mounting bracket that holds the DVD drive in place.

Thanks for your reply. I tried taking it apart but the thing is so small I couldn't find where it should have been. Also, while using the drive, I usually have to push it in 2-3 times before it actually gets in.
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