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Introduction

This repair guide will guide you through the steps to removing and replacing the power switch of your APS Tech 101629 CD-Drive.

First the external casing, and channel switch will need to be removed.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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  5. Flip device upside down again.
    • Flip device upside down again.

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

  6. 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.

  7. Find the conjoined ID cable wires that are colored black, orange, and yellow, and disconnect it from the white portion. Make sure to lift the white portion of the connection first.
    • Find the conjoined ID cable wires that are colored black, orange, and yellow, and disconnect it from the white portion.

    • Make sure to lift the white portion of the connection first.

  8. At this point, the fan is loose and can be easily moved but not disconnected. Using the spudger, depress the pressure holders at all four corners of the fan. Take out the fan and its cords, by pulling it outward from its cavity within the device.
    • At this point, the fan is loose and can be easily moved but not disconnected.

    • Using the spudger, depress the pressure holders at all four corners of the fan.

    • Take out the fan and its cords, by pulling it outward from its cavity within the device.

  9. Depress 2 pressure holds on each side of the power switch. Press out the back of the device.
    • Depress 2 pressure holds on each side of the power switch.

    • Press out the back of the device.

  10. Remove all four 4 connections from the power switch. Remember that the straight connections are on the far side, while the L-shaped connections are on the near side, and that both yellow connections are on top. This is helpful for reassembly.
    • Remove all four 4 connections from the power switch.

    • Remember that the straight connections are on the far side, while the L-shaped connections are on the near side, and that both yellow connections are on top. This is helpful for reassembly.

    • These are very hard to get off, use patience and wiggling.

Conclusion

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

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