Introduction

The instructions in this guide will cover the process to remove the Optical Drive for a Dell Inspiron M5110. This is necessary to replace the drive, which should be done when the computer can no longer read DVD or CD discs.

Parts

No parts required.

Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.
  • Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.

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Slide both of the battery release latches on the bottom of the device in towards the center of the computer.
  • Slide both of the battery release latches on the bottom of the device in towards the center of the computer.

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Slide and lift the battery up and out from the device.
  • Slide and lift the battery up and out from the device.

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Remove the 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw in the middle of the device. Remove the 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw in the middle of the device.
  • Remove the 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw in the middle of the device.

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Remove the module cover pressing in the release tabs and pulling the cover up and away from the base of the device.
  • Remove the module cover pressing in the release tabs and pulling the cover up and away from the base of the device.

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Insert a small screwdriver into the hole and slide the optical drive away from the center of the device. This will slide the optical assembly out from the side of the device. Insert a small screwdriver into the hole and slide the optical drive away from the center of the device. This will slide the optical assembly out from the side of the device.
  • Insert a small screwdriver into the hole and slide the optical drive away from the center of the device. This will slide the optical assembly out from the side of the device.

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Slide the optical drive assembly the rest of the way out of the device.
  • Slide the optical drive assembly the rest of the way out of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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