Introduction

You would learn how to remove the CD Drive

Parts

No parts required.

Remove battery
  • Remove battery

  • Open screen so that it lies flat.

Starting from the right side of the hinge cover,  use the flat end of the spudger to pry up the hinge cover and gently remove it. Starting from the right side of the hinge cover,  use the flat end of the spudger to pry up the hinge cover and gently remove it.
  • Starting from the right side of the hinge cover, use the flat end of the spudger to pry up the hinge cover and gently remove it.

Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws holding in the keyboard. Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws holding in the keyboard.
  • Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws holding in the keyboard.

Lift keyboard and detach the interface connector.
  • Lift keyboard and detach the interface connector.

  • Take extra care when removing and handling the keyboard. The key caps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislocate and would be time-consuming to replace.

Remove two screws (5.8mm) located at the rear of the laptop. Remove two screws (5.8mm) located at the rear of the laptop.
  • Remove two screws (5.8mm) located at the rear of the laptop.

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Detach screen connector.
  • Detach screen connector.

Remove four screws (5.8 mm) located at hinges of the screen. Remove four screws (5.8 mm) located at hinges of the screen.
  • Remove four screws (5.8 mm) located at hinges of the screen.

Lift and remove display screen.
  • Lift and remove display screen.

Flip to the back side of the laptop. Remove thirteen screws (8.6mm).
  • Flip to the back side of the laptop.

  • Remove thirteen screws (8.6mm).

  • If battery has not yet been removed, remove it now and remove single silver-colored screw at top of empty battery bay.

Remove one screw (8.6 mm) on metal plating. Remove the metal plating.
  • Remove one screw (8.6 mm) on metal plating.

  • Remove the metal plating.

Remove two screws (5.8mm)
  • Remove two screws (5.8mm)

Disconnect cable. Disconnect cable.
  • Disconnect cable.

Make sure that single silver-colored screw has been removed from empty battery bay Remove top cover by lifting the edges upward.
  • Make sure that single silver-colored screw has been removed from empty battery bay

  • Remove top cover by lifting the edges upward.

Remove CD drive plating screw (5.8mm) Remove CD drive plating screw (5.8mm)
  • Remove CD drive plating screw (5.8mm)

Slide outwards to remove
  • Slide outwards to remove

Conclusion

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

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