Introduction

You would learn how to remove the CD Drive

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove battery
    • Remove battery

    • Open screen so that it lies flat.

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  2. 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.

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • Detach screen connector.

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

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    • Lift and remove display screen.

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    • 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.

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

    • Remove the metal plating.

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    • Remove two screws (5.8mm)

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    • Disconnect cable.

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    • Make sure that single silver-colored screw has been removed from empty battery bay

    • Remove top cover by lifting the edges upward.

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    • Remove CD drive plating screw (5.8mm)

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    • Slide outwards to remove

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Conclusion

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

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