Introduction

Whether you want to replace your faulty DVD drive or upgrade to a Blue-Ray one, this guide is for you.

Before you begin taking apart the computer, make sure that it is completely powered off. Slide the release latch away from the nearest edge.
  • Before you begin taking apart the computer, make sure that it is completely powered off.

  • Slide the release latch away from the nearest edge.

  • Slide the back cover off of the computer.

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Remove the six 3.7mm Phillips screws. Slide the back cover until it clicks, then lift it straight off. Slide the back cover until it clicks, then lift it straight off.
  • Remove the six 3.7mm Phillips screws.

  • Slide the back cover until it clicks, then lift it straight off.

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Remove the four 3.7mm Phillips screws that secure the optical drive to the computer. Slowly lift the optical drive away from the computer ensuring that you don't put stress on the connecting cable. Do not fully lift off the optical drive as there is still a cable that connects it to the motherboard.
  • Remove the four 3.7mm Phillips screws that secure the optical drive to the computer.

  • Slowly lift the optical drive away from the computer ensuring that you don't put stress on the connecting cable.

  • Do not fully lift off the optical drive as there is still a cable that connects it to the motherboard.

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Carefully disconnect the connecting cable by lifting the white clamp with a Flathead screwdriver and pulling on the blue tab away from connector. Carefully disconnect the connecting cable by lifting the white clamp with a Flathead screwdriver and pulling on the blue tab away from connector. Carefully disconnect the connecting cable by lifting the white clamp with a Flathead screwdriver and pulling on the blue tab away from connector.
  • Carefully disconnect the connecting cable by lifting the white clamp with a Flathead screwdriver and pulling on the blue tab away from connector.

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Conclusion

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

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