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.

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

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

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

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

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With a small Phillips drive screwdriver, remove the 4 screws in sides of black plastic. With a small Phillips drive screwdriver, remove the 4 screws in sides of black plastic. With a small Phillips drive screwdriver, remove the 4 screws in sides of black plastic.
  • With a small Phillips drive screwdriver, remove the 4 screws in sides of black plastic.

Pull off black plastic that covers the metal. Pull off black plastic that covers the metal.
  • Pull off black plastic that covers the metal.

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

Remove the 2 screws securing the green chip. Remove the 2 screws securing the green chip.
  • Remove the 2 screws securing the green chip.

Firmly pull off green chip.
  • Firmly pull off green chip.

Insert green chip in new mechanism.
  • Insert green chip in new mechanism.

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

Conclusion

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

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