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Introduction

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

Parts

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

Conclusion

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

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