Introduction

This guide will instruct you on how to properly remove the CD drive.

Place your laptop face down in front of you. Slide the button in the top right corner to the right so that the orange marker is showing. Press the spring loaded  latch to release the battery from the computer.
  • Place your laptop face down in front of you.

  • Slide the button in the top right corner to the right so that the orange marker is showing.

  • Press the spring loaded latch to release the battery from the computer.

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Unscrew two 5mm Phillips #1 screws.
  • Unscrew two 5mm Phillips #1 screws.

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Pull down and lift up on the back panel to remove it.
  • Pull down and lift up on the back panel to remove it.

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There is a ribbon connector underneath the keyboard.  When lifting up the keyboard be gentle and carefully it up. Insert the spudger into the indent near the "ESC" key. Firmly wiggle the spudger across the keyboard in between the space until you can remove the keyboard.
  • There is a ribbon connector underneath the keyboard. When lifting up the keyboard be gentle and carefully it up.

  • Insert the spudger into the indent near the "ESC" key.

  • Firmly wiggle the spudger across the keyboard in between the space until you can remove the keyboard.

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Gently pull the ribbon cable to the right and out of its port.
  • Gently pull the ribbon cable to the right and out of its port.

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On the back of the laptop unscrew the eighteen 5mm Phillips #1 screws. Unscrew the two 5mm Phillips #1 screws. The screws highlighted in orange are slightly thicker than those in red, however they are the same length and head type.
  • On the back of the laptop unscrew the eighteen 5mm Phillips #1 screws.

  • Unscrew the two 5mm Phillips #1 screws.

  • The screws highlighted in orange are slightly thicker than those in red, however they are the same length and head type.

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Unscrew the four highlighted 5mm  Phillips #1 screws, and remove the hard drive. Unscrew the 3mm Phillips #1 screw.
  • Unscrew the four highlighted 5mm Phillips #1 screws, and remove the hard drive.

  • Unscrew the 3mm Phillips #1 screw.

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Flip the laptop over and remove the seven 5mm Phillips #1 screws.
  • Flip the laptop over and remove the seven 5mm Phillips #1 screws.

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There is a ribbon connector that is connecting the two halves of the laptop.  So when opening the two plastic pieces be careful not to damage the cable. Using the plastic opening tool, firmly pry apart the two sections of plastic.
  • There is a ribbon connector that is connecting the two halves of the laptop. So when opening the two plastic pieces be careful not to damage the cable.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, firmly pry apart the two sections of plastic.

  • Firmly shimmy the opening tool around the laptop prying the two sections of plastic apart.

  • Disconnect the highlighted ribbon cable, by pulling up on the black tab and gently pulling the cable out of its port.

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Unscrew the three 3mm Phillips #0 screws. Slide CD Drive to the Right.
  • Unscrew the three 3mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Slide CD Drive to the Right.

  • Remove CD Drive.

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Conclusion

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

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