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  1. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly, Keyboard: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Power down the laptop using the device's power button in top right corner of the keyboard. Ensure that the device's power cord is disconnected.

  2. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the laptop over so the back panel is displayed.

  3. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the ten screws from the back panel.

    • Remove the two battery screws (15.6 mm)

    • Two top corner screws (12.5 mm)

    • Six case screws (9.7mm)

  4. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the laptop back over and open it, revealing the screen and keyboard.

  5. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using the blue plastic opening tool, wedge and loosen the seal all the way around the edges. Carefully lift up the keyboard panel.

    • When lifting the keyboard panel, do not lift it all the way as the two connection ribbons to the motherboard must be disconnected.

    • It is recommended to break the seal of the case starting at the upper corners closest to the display monitor .

  6. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Observe where the ribbons connect to the motherboard, there are two connections. Each connection has a black clamp. To remove the ribbon, lift the black clamp up to disconnect it.

  7. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly, Battery: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Very carefully, remove the batteries with the blue plastic iFixit opening tool. Focus removing the battery near the highlighted area.

    • The batteries should all be connected to one another and come out of the device as a single unit.

    • Be careful not to rip any of the black plastic covering the batteries. Exposed battery parts can lead to explosions. If the case is ripped, re-wrap them, or properly dispose of them. Do not reuse them.

  8. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly, Disk Drive: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • The Disk Drive is located within the upper right hand corner of the laptop.

  9. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two screws (5.6 mm) around the disc drive.

    • Note which screws go where. The two smaller screws fasten onto the disc drive, while the three larger screws secure the drive on the outside.

  10. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two screws (2.7 mm) on the side of the disc drive fastener.

  11. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • After removing the seven screws, lift the metal fastener from the disc drive with the plastic opening tool.

  12. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V Disc Drive Disassembly: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the disc drive to the right, removing it from the laptop case.

Conclusion

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

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I have a Asus X540U can I replace the ODD with a HDD SSD Caddy?

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