Introduction

We will teach you how to remove/replace the Optical Drive of your Asus U50F-RBBAG05.

Turn the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.
  • Turn the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Slide the tabs on either side of the battery away from the battery, toward the edges of the laptop.

  • Slide the left tab to the left to lock it into the unlocked position. Red showing next to the tab signifies that it's unlocked.

  • You will have to hold the right tab to the right to keep it unlocked while removing the battery.

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Hold down the tab on the right while sliding the battery out. Remove the battery.
  • Hold down the tab on the right while sliding the battery out.

  • Remove the battery.

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Remove 6 screws
  • Remove 6 screws

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Pry the lower panel up with your fingernail/spudger.
  • Pry the lower panel up with your fingernail/spudger.

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Lift up and remove Lift up and remove
  • Lift up and remove

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Remove 1 screw
  • Remove 1 screw

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Use the plastic opening tool to push the drive out from the back.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to push the drive out from the back.

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Pull drive out and remove completely. Tip: When reassembling the drive, put the laptop right-side-up.  Then, push the drive all the way in.  Finally, flip back over and continue with the directions. (Otherwise the drive will catch and be difficult to reassemble)
  • Pull drive out and remove completely.

  • Tip: When reassembling the drive, put the laptop right-side-up. Then, push the drive all the way in. Finally, flip back over and continue with the directions. (Otherwise the drive will catch and be difficult to reassemble)

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Conclusion

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

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