Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Slide the release latch away from the nearest edge. Image 2/2: Slide the back cover off of the computer.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Slide the back cover until it clicks, then lift it straight off. Image 2/3: Slide the back cover until it clicks, then lift it straight off. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Slowly lift the optical drive away from the computer ensuring that you don't put stress on the connecting cable. Image 2/3: Do not fully lift off the optical drive as there is still a cable that connects it to the motherboard. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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