Introduction

Removing the DVD/CD drive will help to replace a broken or damaged drive.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.
    • To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.

    • Flip the laptop over, bottom-side up.

  2. Push the switch next to the battery.
    • Push the switch next to the battery.

    • At the same time, lift the battery away from the laptop.

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  4. Remove one 4mm Philips #00 screw.
    • Remove one 4mm Philips #00 screw.

  5. Open the paperclip as seen here.
    • Open the paperclip as seen here.

    • Insert the paper clip into small hole next to the eject button on the disk drive.

  6. With slight pressure, push the paperclip into the laptop.
    • With slight pressure, push the paperclip into the laptop.

    • The disk drive will slowly "pop out" of the side of the laptop.

  7. Using your hand, pull the disk drive out of the laptop.
    • Using your hand, pull the disk drive out of the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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