Introduction

This repair guide will take you through the steps to removing and replacing the channel switch of your APS Tech 101629 CD-Drive. This can be quickly removed and easily replaced.

First the external casing will need to be removed.

Pry 4 plastic feet off the bottom of the enclosure using the iPod opening tool. Pry 4 plastic feet off the bottom of the enclosure using the iPod opening tool. Pry 4 plastic feet off the bottom of the enclosure using the iPod opening tool.
  • Pry 4 plastic feet off the bottom of the enclosure using the iPod opening tool.

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Unscrew the four screws previously covered by the feet. Unscrew the four screws previously covered by the feet.
  • Unscrew the four screws previously covered by the feet.

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Flip the device right side up, then gently slide the casing upwards and off the hard drive. Flip the device right side up, then gently slide the casing upwards and off the hard drive.
  • Flip the device right side up, then gently slide the casing upwards and off the hard drive.

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Flip device upside down again.
  • Flip device upside down again.

  • Gently pry the bottom gray casing away from the device.

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Rotate so back of device is facing you, then gently pry the back casing away. When back casing is removed, the fan will become loose.
  • Rotate so back of device is facing you, then gently pry the back casing away.

  • When back casing is removed, the fan will become loose.

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Disconnect ID cable. Make sure to lift the white portion of the connection first, as this holds the two connectors together.
  • Disconnect ID cable.

  • Make sure to lift the white portion of the connection first, as this holds the two connectors together.

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For easier access the fan is loose and can be easily moved but not disconnected. Using spudger, depress pressure holders at all 4 corners. Pull out, removing cord as well.
  • For easier access the fan is loose and can be easily moved but not disconnected.

  • Using spudger, depress pressure holders at all 4 corners.

  • Pull out, removing cord as well.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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