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Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace the optical drive in an Asus ROG G751JL.

  1. Use an opening tool to pry up the small rubber cover on the upper right corner of the RAM access door. Use an opening tool to pry up the small rubber cover on the upper right corner of the RAM access door.
    • Use an opening tool to pry up the small rubber cover on the upper right corner of the RAM access door.

  2. Remove the 5.3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the RAM access door.
    • Remove the 5.3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the RAM access door.

    • This screw is held in the hole in the door with a washer and will not come out of the hole, even after you unscrew it.

  3. Insert the point of an opening pick in the seam near the top right corner of the RAM access door and gently pry the door up slightly. The door is held in place by small clips around its edges. Pry until you feel the nearest clips release.
    • Insert the point of an opening pick in the seam near the top right corner of the RAM access door and gently pry the door up slightly.

    • The door is held in place by small clips around its edges. Pry until you feel the nearest clips release.

  4. Insert the wide edge of an opening pick into a new part of the seam between the door and the computer. Pry the door up to release the clips closest to the pick. Continue to slide the pick along the seam all the way around the door, prying as you go, until all the clips holding the door down have been released.
    • Insert the wide edge of an opening pick into a new part of the seam between the door and the computer.

    • Pry the door up to release the clips closest to the pick.

    • Continue to slide the pick along the seam all the way around the door, prying as you go, until all the clips holding the door down have been released.

  5. Remove the RAM access door.
    • Remove the RAM access door.

  6. Remove the 5.2 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the optical drive.
    • Remove the 5.2 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the optical drive.

  7. Insert an opening tool into the gap between the optical drive and the laptop. Pry the optical drive straight out of the laptop. Remove the optical drive.
    • Insert an opening tool into the gap between the optical drive and the laptop.

    • Pry the optical drive straight out of the laptop.

    • Remove the optical drive.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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