Introduction

If you are having trouble reading CDs or DVDs in your computer, you may need to replace your optical drive. Follow this guide to learn how.

Parts

No parts required.

Shutdown the computer.
  • Shutdown the computer.

  • Remove all external devices.

  • Unplug the power, and any other cords, from the laptop.

  • Turn the laptop upside down, with the front towards you.

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Slide the battery release latch to the left until the battery pops up. Lift the front edge of the battery pack and swing it back to remove it.
  • Slide the battery release latch to the left until the battery pops up.

  • Lift the front edge of the battery pack and swing it back to remove it.

  • When reassembling, first align the back of the battery with the chassis, then press the front downwards until it latches.

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On the optical drive there is small pin hole. Insert a paperclip or similarly sized object in the hole. The Drive will pop a short way out of the computer.
  • On the optical drive there is small pin hole. Insert a paperclip or similarly sized object in the hole.

  • The Drive will pop a short way out of the computer.

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Remove the 7mm Phillips #1 screw that secures the optical drive to the computer. Grip the sides of the Optical Drive and slide it out until it is completely removed from the computer. When reassembling, slide the optical drive straight in until it clicks.
  • Remove the 7mm Phillips #1 screw that secures the optical drive to the computer.

  • Grip the sides of the Optical Drive and slide it out until it is completely removed from the computer.

  • When reassembling, slide the optical drive straight in until it clicks.

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Conclusion

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

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