Introduction

Before taking apart your computer at home be sure that your problem cannot be resolved using our troubleshooting guide for this item, or that it is a problem that does not require disassembly.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure that the computer is turned off and is disconnected from external power source.
  • Make sure that the computer is turned off and is disconnected from external power source.

  • Turn it upside down and locate the battery release switch.

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Original equipment: CPU Fan DC28A000820, GPU Fan DC28A000920

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While holding the switch in the open position, lift out the battery. If you plan to work on any internal laptop components, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. This will dissipate any residual charge on the motherboard to prevent electrical shock when you begin to handle it.
  • While holding the switch in the open position, lift out the battery.

  • If you plan to work on any internal laptop components, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. This will dissipate any residual charge on the motherboard to prevent electrical shock when you begin to handle it.

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Locate and remove the screw shown
  • Locate and remove the screw shown

    • It is labeled with a lock symbol

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Use the screwdriver to gently push the optical drive out Use the screwdriver to gently push the optical drive out
  • Use the screwdriver to gently push the optical drive out

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Conclusion

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

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