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Introduction

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

Parts

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  1. Pull on outer latch. Lower door until it is level with your work surface.
    • 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.

  2. Removing the faceplate. On the inside of the case, find the two plastic tabs.
    • 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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  4. Remove the two screws on the front of the drive with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the two screws on the front of the drive with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  5. Pull the drive out to allow access to the power and ribbon cables. Do not fully remove. Remove both the power and ribbon cable. 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.

  6. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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