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.
    • 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.

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  2. Lift the keyboard enough to expose the two ribbon connectors (LCD flex cable and flex band).
    • 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.

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    • 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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    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • Remove the four 5 mm J0 screws surrounding the Optical Drive.

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

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Conclusion

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

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