Introduction

The optical drive should be replaced if the computer no longer recognizes the device, or if the disc reader is faulty.

Image 1/1: When the side panel pops free, gently pull the panel away from the computer.
  • With the computer standing upright, firmly pull on the tab at the back of the computer.

  • When the side panel pops free, gently pull the panel away from the computer.

  • If you have trouble freeing the side panel from the case, you may need to pull the tab a bit harder.

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  • Slide the blue latch downward until the panel can be removed from it's hinges.

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  • Gently remove the CD/DVD and power cables from the back of the optical drive

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  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the screw connecting the optical drive to the drive bay.

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  • To remove the optical drive from the drive bay, slide the drive towards the front of the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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