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.

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

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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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