Introduction

If your laptop does not read CD's or DVD's properly, there might be a problem with the optical drive. The following guide will help you replace the optical drive.

  1. Make sure the laptop is completely shut down to avoid data complications.
    • Make sure the laptop is completely shut down to avoid data complications.

    • Hold the left lock switch towards the left to the unlock option.

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  2. Toggle the right lock switch to the unlock option.
    • Toggle the right lock switch to the unlock option.

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    • Gently slide the battery out while still holding the left unlock switch.

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    • Remove the two 2 mm Phillips head screws on each side on the bottom using PH00 screw driver.

    • Remove the one 2 mm screw underneath the black cover in the middle using the same screw driver.

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    • Remove the RAM by lifting up with your fingers and sliding it out towards you.

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    • Remove the three 2 mm Phillips head screws on the hard drive using PH00 screw driver.

    • Remove the remaining seven 1.8 mm Phillips head screws using the same screw driver.

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    • Remove the hard drive by sliding it to the left and lifting up.

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    • Remove the six 2 mm Phillips head screws on the top edge of the laptop using PH00 screw driver.

    • Flip the laptop right-side up and open the screen.

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    • Starting in a corner of the keyboard, pry the keyboard from the laptop using a plastic opening tool.

    • Remove the ribbon cable on the bottom of the keyboard by lifting up on the tape and pulling up.

    • The front panel is now loose from the laptop.

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    • Slide the optical drive out. It should easily come out.

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Conclusion

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

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