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Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the laptop's CD/DVD Drive. This may be necessary if your drive suffers some sort of hardware failure such as not ejecting or the inability for it to read disks.

Parts

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  1. Turn the laptop off and unplug all cables. Flip over so the bottom is facing you.
    • Turn the laptop off and unplug all cables.

    • Flip over so the bottom is facing you.

    • Remove the ten 3mm Torx T5 screws from the bottom cover.

  2. Use a spudger to wedge between the laptop and bottom cover—lift upwards to pry open. Run the spudger along the perimeter of the bottom cover to remove.
    • Use a spudger to wedge between the laptop and bottom cover—lift upwards to pry open.

    • Run the spudger along the perimeter of the bottom cover to remove.

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  4. Remove the two 4mm black Phillips #1 screws from the top of the CD/DVD bracket. Remove the single 4mm silver Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the CD/DVD bracket.
    • Remove the two 4mm black Phillips #1 screws from the top of the CD/DVD bracket.

    • Remove the single 4mm silver Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the CD/DVD bracket.

    • Remove the CD/DVD bracket.

  5. Remove the single 4mm silver Phillips #1 screw. Remove the single 4mm silver Phillips #1 screw.
    • Remove the single 4mm silver Phillips #1 screw.

  6. Slide the drive out of the laptop using both hands.
    • Slide the drive out of the laptop using both hands.

Conclusion

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

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