Introduction

You may need to replace the CD Drive if it is not working, or if you want a more advanced CD Drive. This is a fairly easy replacement, and there is not too much else you need to take off of the device in order to get the CD Drive out. The CD Drive is essentially its own entity, so there will not be any other parts that need to come out with it. There is no easy way to repair a CD Drive itself, so if you have determined that your drive is not working, the best option is going to be to replace the whole thing.

  1. Use a #0 Phillips screw driver to remove the 90mm screws from the outer case (6 screws). Use a #0 Phillips screw driver to remove the 1.1cm screws from the outer case (4 screws).
    • Use a #0 Phillips screw driver to remove the 90mm screws from the outer case (6 screws).

    • Use a #0 Phillips screw driver to remove the 1.1cm screws from the outer case (4 screws).

  2. Use the plastic opening tool to separate the keyboard from the bottom cover.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the keyboard from the bottom cover.

    • Start by prying on the front of the laptop.

    • Continue prying around the cover and end just under the screen to release the front cover.

    • The keyboard assembly is not fully released until steps three and four are complete.

  3. Flip up the small white tab with the plastic opening tool.
    • Flip up the small white tab with the plastic opening tool.

    • This will release the lock

    • Gently remove the white ribbon cable.

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  5. Flip up the gray tab with the plastic opening tool to release the lock.
    • Flip up the gray tab with the plastic opening tool to release the lock.

    • Gently remove the black and blue ribbon cable.

  6. You can now fully remove the keyboard and front panel to gain access to the inside of the laptop.
    • You can now fully remove the keyboard and front panel to gain access to the inside of the laptop.

  7. Using a #0 Phillips screw driver, remove the (50mm) black screw to the left of the CD Drive and to the right of the cooling fan.
    • Using a #0 Phillips screw driver, remove the (50mm) black screw to the left of the CD Drive and to the right of the cooling fan.

  8. CD Drive should easily slide out.
    • CD Drive should easily slide out.

Conclusion

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

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