Introduction

The optical drive allows for users to play CD's and DVDs on the Dell Inspiron 14z - 5423. This easy step-by-step guide will help in replacing the optical drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement. Image 2/2: Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement.
  • Close the display and turn over the computer.

  • Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement.

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  • Use a J0 bit tipped screwdriver to unscrew the one 6 mm Phillips screw on the RAM cover.

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  • Lightly lift the RAM cover up and at an angle, away from the computer.

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Image 1/2: The RAM should pop up when the clips are released. Image 2/2: The RAM should pop up when the clips are released.
  • Use your fingers to carefully pull the securing clips on the RAM away from each other.

  • The RAM should pop up when the clips are released.

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Image 1/2: If it does not pop up pry it out in a steady and straight direction. Image 2/2: If it does not pop up pry it out in a steady and straight direction.
  • Remove the popped up RAM by pulling it away from the connection.

  • If it does not pop up pry it out in a steady and straight direction.

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Image 1/2: Using a J0 bit screwdriver, unscrew the one 2 mm Phillips screw. Image 2/2: You only need to unscrew this screw if you are using this as a prerequisite guide.
  • Slide the CD/DVD drive on the side of the laptop out using your fingers.

  • Using a J0 bit screwdriver, unscrew the one 2 mm Phillips screw.

  • You only need to unscrew this screw if you are using this as a prerequisite guide.

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Conclusion

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

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