Introduction

This guide will will walk you through the process of removing and replacing a faulty DVD Drive.

  1. With the screen closed, place your laptop upside-down with the front facing you.
    • With the screen closed, place your laptop upside-down with the front facing you.

    • Remove the six 14.6mm Phillips #00 screws.

    • Remove the four 6.6mm Phillips #00 screws.

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  2. Flip the laptop over and open the lid.
    • Flip the laptop over and open the lid.

    • Pry around the edges of the laptop base using the plastic opening tool.

      • Prying too hard can break the plastic clips.

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    • Carefully lift the keyboard up.

      • Be very careful when lifting the keyboard up. Two zero insertion force (ZIF) cables are between the keyboard assembly and the motherboard. Do not lift the assembly too high.

    • Disconnect the two ZIF connectors from the motherboard using your fingernail to lift the cream-colored tab.

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    • With the keyboard panel open, face the laptop with the internal components facing towards you.

    • Remove the single 4.6mm Phillips #00 screw.

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    • Pull the optical drive out.

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Conclusion

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

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