Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove/replace a malfunctioning or broken Optical Drive (also known as a CD/DVD Drive) on the ASUS UX50V-RX05 laptop.

  1. Make sure the device is powered off and the battery is removed before beginning. Use the Plastic Opening tool to pry the five slots up at the top of the keyboard. Use the Plastic Opening tool to pry the five slots up at the top of the keyboard.
    • Make sure the device is powered off and the battery is removed before beginning.

    • Use the Plastic Opening tool to pry the five slots up at the top of the keyboard.

  2. Lift the keyboard enough to expose the two ribbon connectors (LCD flex cable and flex band). Use the Plastic Opening tool to push open the two black clips on each side of the connecting cords.
    • Lift the keyboard enough to expose the two ribbon connectors (LCD flex cable and flex band).

    • Use the Plastic Opening tool to push open the two black clips on each side of the connecting cords.

    • Remove the cable after pushing out the two black clips.

  3. Push out each end of the black clip with a plastic opening tool or nylon spudger to remove the ribbon cable. Remove the cable after pushing out both black clips.
    • Push out each end of the black clip with a plastic opening tool or nylon spudger to remove the ribbon cable.

    • Remove the cable after pushing out both black clips.

    • Remove the keyboard.

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  5. Remove the thirteen  5 mm J0 screws from the back of the laptop. With the keyboard removed, use the spudger tool to pry around the edge of the laptop until it is free. With the keyboard removed, use the spudger tool to pry around the edge of the laptop until it is free.
    • Remove the thirteen 5 mm J0 screws from the back of the laptop.

    • With the keyboard removed, use the spudger tool to pry around the edge of the laptop until it is free.

  6. Use the spudger tool to unplug the two cords from the body by pushing on the tabs on both sides of the plug. Use the spudger tool to unplug the two cords from the body by pushing on the tabs on both sides of the plug.
    • Use the spudger tool to unplug the two cords from the body by pushing on the tabs on both sides of the plug.

  7. With the previous two cords unplugged and out of the way, you can work on unplugging the black cord. Use your fingers to pull up on the clear tab, or use the spudger tool to push out both sides of the connector. Use your fingers to pull up on the clear tab, or use the spudger tool to push out both sides of the connector.
    • With the previous two cords unplugged and out of the way, you can work on unplugging the black cord.

    • Use your fingers to pull up on the clear tab, or use the spudger tool to push out both sides of the connector.

  8. Carefully lift and remove the plastic cover to avoid damaging anything.
    • Carefully lift and remove the plastic cover to avoid damaging anything.

  9. Remove the four 5 mm J0 screws surrounding the Optical Drive. Remove the optical drive by pulling it out and away from the connector.
    • Remove the four 5 mm J0 screws surrounding the Optical Drive.

    • Remove the optical drive by pulling it out and away from the connector.

Conclusion

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

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