Introduction

Use this guide to replace the optical drive in your Dell Inspiron 1525.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.
    • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

  2. Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.
    • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.

    • Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.

    • Remove the 5.75 mm #1 Phillips screw securing the optical drive.

    • Pull the optical drive straight from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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