Image 1/3: Using the blue plastic tool and the tweezers, remove the ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Using the blue plastic tool and the tweezers, remove the ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Using the blue plastic tool and the tweezers, remove the ribbon cable.
  • Press the eject button to view the laser inside.

  • Using the blue plastic tool and the tweezers, remove the ribbon cable.

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Image 1/3: Do not lift the top of the DVD player too quickly because there are wires attached on the inside. Image 2/3: Pry the top of the device open from the right side where the buttons are located. Image 3/3: Pry the top of the device open from the right side where the buttons are located.
  • Remove the six 1cm screws on the bottom of the device with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Do not lift the top of the DVD player too quickly because there are wires attached on the inside.

  • Pry the top of the device open from the right side where the buttons are located.

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Image 1/3: Pinch the plastic adapter with two fingers to remove the wires circled in red from the circuit board. Image 2/3: Pinch the plastic adapter with two fingers to remove the wires circled in red from the circuit board. Image 3/3: Pinch the plastic adapter with two fingers to remove the wires circled in red from the circuit board.
  • When pulling the ribbon cables out, make sure not to pull by the wires, as this can cause damage to them.

  • Pinch the plastic adapter with two fingers to remove the wires circled in red from the circuit board.

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Image 1/2: Remove one 4mm screw circled in red with a #1 Philips head screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove one 4mm screw circled in red with a #1 Philips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 6.35mm screws circled in black with a #1 Philips head screwdriver.

  • Remove one 4mm screw circled in red with a #1 Philips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: The location of the springs are circled. Image 2/3: Using two plastic tool removers, lift the two rails up at an angle. Keep the rods angled as shown. Image 3/3: The rail at the top of the picture is 82mm and the rail at the bottom of the picture is 65mm.
  • There are three small 4.5mm springs that can be easily lost. Be careful when lifting up the railing assembly to make sure you don't lose them.

  • The location of the springs are circled.

  • Using two plastic tool removers, lift the two rails up at an angle. Keep the rods angled as shown.

  • The rail at the top of the picture is 82mm and the rail at the bottom of the picture is 65mm.

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Image 1/2: Lift the laser assembly out of the fixture. Image 2/2: Lift the laser assembly out of the fixture.
  • Be careful not to lose the spring at the top of the laser.

  • Lift the laser assembly out of the fixture.

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Image 1/3: Once the top rail is removed, the white gear will come off and under it will be one of the springs. Image 2/3: Once the top rail is removed, the white gear will come off and under it will be one of the springs. Image 3/3: Once the top rail is removed, the white gear will come off and under it will be one of the springs.
  • Remove the rails from the disk reader.

  • Once the top rail is removed, the white gear will come off and under it will be one of the springs.

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Conclusion

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

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