Dell Inspiron 530 CD/DVD Drive Replacement

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Removing the CD/DVD drive

  • Author: Doug Howe
  • Time required: 5-7 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This guide will demonstrate removing the computer's CD/DVD drive.

Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

  • Place the case on its side.

  • Locate and remove the two 13.1 mm thumbscrews.

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  • Slide side panel towards the back and remove.

Edit Step 3 CD/DVD Drive  ¶ 

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  • Locate the CD/DVD drive in the upper-front corner of the case.

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  • Locate and remove the two cables attached to the CD/DVD drive.

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  • Locate and remove the two Phillips #0 7.8 mm screws.

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  • Locate the three plastic tabs connecting the computer's faceplate to the case.

  • Gently lift the three tabs to pull off the faceplate.

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  • Pull the faceplate forward and out.

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  • Completely remove the faceplate.

  • Remove the CD/DVD drive by pulling it forward towards the front.

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

For more information, check out the Dell Inspiron 530 device page.

Required Tools

Phillips #0 Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

Recommended Tools

54 Bit Driver Kit

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Pro Magnetic Project Mat

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Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

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Anti-Static Project Tray

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