Introduction

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

Image 1/3: Slide the button in the top right corner to the right so that the orange marker is showing. Image 2/3: Press the spring loaded  latch to release the battery from the computer. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Image 1/3: Insert the spudger into the indent near the "ESC" key. Image 2/3: Firmly wiggle the spudger across the keyboard in between the space until you can remove the keyboard. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the two 5mm Phillips #1 screws. Image 2/3: The screws highlighted in orange are slightly thicker than those in red, however they are the same length and head type. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Unscrew the 3mm Phillips #1 screw. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: Using the plastic opening tool, firmly pry apart the two sections of plastic. Image 2/2: Firmly shimmy the opening tool around the laptop prying the two sections of plastic apart.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Slide CD Drive to the Right. Image 2/2: Remove CD Drive.
  • 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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