the very first post indicates its a laptop!
I have a v2000 and the dvd removes via a small screw under side ,remove and slid out the dvd rom
also a little info on the compaq v3000.
similar/same model description !
Compaq Presario V3000 Laptop Computer
- 1.66 Ghz Dual AMD Processor
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Upgradable to Vista
- AVG 8.0 Antivirus with Subscription
- Nvidia Ge Force Go 6150 Graphics Card
- 1GB Ram
- 100 GB Hard Drive
- DVD Multi-recorder Drive with LightScribe