Introduction

Use this guide to replace the optical drive in your computer.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the case cover latch on the back of the computer.
  • Locate the case cover latch on the back of the computer.

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Using your index finger, slide and hold the cover latch down.
  • Using your index finger, slide and hold the cover latch down.

  • While holding the latch down, place your other hand flat on the side of the case and firmly shift the side panel to the left until it disengages.

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Grab the edge of the panel and slide it away from the case until it is removed.
  • Grab the edge of the panel and slide it away from the case until it is removed.

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Locate the Optical Drive by finding it externally on the case.
  • Locate the Optical Drive by finding it externally on the case.

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Press and hold the two levers located behind the front panel. While holding the levers down, swing open the front panel.
  • Press and hold the two levers located behind the front panel.

  • While holding the levers down, swing open the front panel.

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Swing the front of the case open until it separates from the main case.
  • Swing the front of the case open until it separates from the main case.

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Lay the computer flat on it's side so that you are looking down on all of the components. Locate the Drive 1 cable and where it is connected to the motherboard. Locate the Drive 1 cable and where it is connected to the motherboard.
  • Lay the computer flat on it's side so that you are looking down on all of the components.

  • Locate the Drive 1 cable and where it is connected to the motherboard.

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Grasp the end of the Drive 1 cable connected to the motherboard and firmly pull upwards until it is removed.
  • Grasp the end of the Drive 1 cable connected to the motherboard and firmly pull upwards until it is removed.

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Locate the end of the Drive 1 cable connected to the optical drive. Grasp the cable and pull firmly to disconnect it from the optical drive.
  • Locate the end of the Drive 1 cable connected to the optical drive.

  • Grasp the cable and pull firmly to disconnect it from the optical drive.

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Locate the screw on the optical drive. Remove the 7.7 mm screw by using a Phillips #2 screw-driver.
  • Locate the screw on the optical drive.

  • Remove the 7.7 mm screw by using a Phillips #2 screw-driver.

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Remove the optical drive by sliding it out  of the front of the case.
  • Remove the optical drive by sliding it out of the front of the case.

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Conclusion

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

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