Introduction

This guide details the removal of the DVD-ROM from the disc drive tray.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Lower door until it is level with your work surface. Image 2/2: Before working on the computer make sure it is not plugged into a power supply, then touch a metal object. This discharges static electricity, which could damage the computer.
  • Pull on outer latch.

  • Lower door until it is level with your work surface.

  • Before working on the computer make sure it is not plugged into a power supply, then touch a metal object. This discharges static electricity, which could damage the computer.

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Image 1/2: On the inside of the case, find the two plastic tabs. Image 2/2: While depressing the tabs, remove the faceplate by pulling and rotating outward.
  • Removing the faceplate.

    • On the inside of the case, find the two plastic tabs.

    • While depressing the tabs, remove the faceplate by pulling and rotating outward.

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  • Remove the two screws on the front of the drive with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Remove both the power and ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Remove both the power and ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Remove both the power and ribbon cable.
  • Pull the drive out to allow access to the power and ribbon cables. Do not fully remove.

  • Remove both the power and ribbon cable.

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Image 1/3: Lift the two metal tabs on the back of the shielding and remove. Image 2/3: Remove the four screws on the bottom of the drive with the Phillips #1 screwdriver. Image 3/3: Slide out DVD drive.
  • Remove DVD drive from the drive bay.

    • Lift the two metal tabs on the back of the shielding and remove.

    • Remove the four screws on the bottom of the drive with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Slide out DVD drive.

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Conclusion

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

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