Turn the laptop over.
  • Turn the laptop over.

"Unlock" your battery by moving the switch as shown so that an unlocked lock on a red background is shown.
  • "Unlock" your battery by moving the switch as shown so that an unlocked lock on a red background is shown.

Next move the other switch, while the unlocked symbol is still showing. The battery should pop up, and no longer be flush with the bottom of the laptop.
  • Next move the other switch, while the unlocked symbol is still showing. The battery should pop up, and no longer be flush with the bottom of the laptop.

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Now remove the battery by lifting it out of the laptop by the side closest to the switches.
  • Now remove the battery by lifting it out of the laptop by the side closest to the switches.

You have successfully removed the battery. Congratulations!
  • You have successfully removed the battery. Congratulations!

Turn the computer over and locate the screw that is in between the battery and cover panel as shown in the picture.
  • Turn the computer over and locate the screw that is in between the battery and cover panel as shown in the picture.

Remove the screw with a Phillips #00 screw driver.
  • Remove the screw with a Phillips #00 screw driver.

  • The screw is 3/8" in length and has a 1/4" head.

Carefully pry the optical drive loose.
  • Carefully pry the optical drive loose.

Slowly remove the optical drive. Slowly remove the optical drive.
  • Slowly remove the optical drive.

Conclusion

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

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