Skip to main content

Introduction

How to replace optical drive for Acer Travelmate 220 due to malfunctioning disk drive. Symptoms are drive does not read disks, does not respond to inserted disks, or if there are multiple disk drive errors.

Parts

No parts specified.

  1. Flip your computer over so the bottom case is facing you.
    • Flip your computer over so the bottom case is facing you.

  2. Locate the sliding unlock button near the AC power input.
    • Locate the sliding unlock button near the AC power input.

  3. Slide the button in the direction of unlock and hold.
    • Slide the button in the direction of unlock and hold.

  4. Gently pull the disk drive out.
    • Gently pull the disk drive out.

  5. Remove the four screws from the sides of the black plastic using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four screws from the sides of the black plastic using a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four screws from the sides of the black plastic using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four screws from the sides of the black plastic using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  6. Remove the black plastic that covers the metal. Remove the black plastic that covers the metal.
    • Remove the black plastic that covers the metal.

  7. Locate the green chip on the back of the drive.
    • Locate the green chip on the back of the drive.

  8. Remove the two screws securing the green chip. Remove the two screws securing the green chip.
    • Remove the two screws securing the green chip.

  9. Firmly pull off the green chip.
    • Firmly pull off the green chip.

  10. Insert the green chip in the new disk drive.
    • Insert the green chip in the new disk drive.

Conclusion

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

One other person completed this guide.

Justin

Member since: 10/04/2011

62 Reputation

1 Guide authored

Team

UW Stout, Team 5-5, Zhou Fall 2011 Member of UW Stout, Team 5-5, Zhou Fall 2011

UWSTOUT-ZHOU-F11S5G5

3 Members

2 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 7

All Time: 4,383