Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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