Introduction

You may need to replace the optical drive if it's not functioning properly, or if you want to upgrade it. This is a simple replacement, and the drive is easily accessible. There is no simple way to repair the optical drive, so if you have determined that your drive is broken, the best option is to replace it.

Make sure to switch off your laptop before starting. Place the laptop on a flat surface with the bottom side facing upwards. Using the Phillips #1 Screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws in the back panel.
  • Make sure to switch off your laptop before starting.

  • Place the laptop on a flat surface with the bottom side facing upwards.

  • Using the Phillips #1 Screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws in the back panel.

  • Using both hands, slide the back panel away from the laptop horizontally.

Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove the ten 2mm screws at the marked locations.
  • Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove the ten 2mm screws at the marked locations.

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Using the plastic opening tool, open the back cover of the laptop. It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover. Be careful not to bend or crack the cover.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, open the back cover of the laptop.

  • It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover.

  • Be careful not to bend or crack the cover.

Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove the 2mm screw at the marked location. Remove the Optical Drive by sliding it to the right.
  • Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove the 2mm screw at the marked location.

  • Remove the Optical Drive by sliding it to the right.

Conclusion

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

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