Introduction

Installing a new cd drive into the D620.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Power down the laptop and remove the battery.
    • Power down the laptop and remove the battery.

    • Open the laptop cover all of the way.

  2. Locate the notch under the cover at the top of the keyboard
    • Locate the notch under the cover at the top of the keyboard

    • Using the spudger as a lever, lift the plastic covering

    • Carefully remove the rest of the covering from right to left

    • Unscrew the top portion of the keyboard using a #00 screwdriver

    • Hold keyboard from the top and gently pull towards the LCD screen to remove the keyboard from the case

    • Don't pull on the keyboard too forcefully because it is attached to the motherboard with a short, thin ribbon cable

    • Once keyboard is out of the case, lay it face-down on the track pad

    • Using a small spudger, pull back on the black bar to release the blue lever

    • Pull up on the metal bar connected to the socket to detach the ribbon cable

    • Press in the tab on the bottom right side of the CD drive

    • The tab comes out on its own; there is no need to pull it out manually.

    • Gently pull the tab to remove the disk tray.

Conclusion

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

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