Introduction

In order to replace a broken CD Drive, this guide will show you how to do just that!

Image 1/2: Unscrew the 10.5mm screw on the left of the desktop using your hand. Image 2/2: If it is too tight you may use a torx-head screwdriver or a flat-head screwdriver.
  • Make sure that you are wearing your anti-static wristband. This will prevent damaging any internal parts with any built up static electricity.

  • Unscrew the 10.5mm screw on the left of the desktop using your hand.

  • If it is too tight you may use a torx-head screwdriver or a flat-head screwdriver.

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  • Remove the side panel by sliding it towards the back of the desktop and pulling up on it as shown.

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  • For the next step, remove the CD drive power cable.

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Image 1/1: Next, remove the SATA interface cable. It is directly next to the power cable on the CD drive.
  • Reorient the device with the front pointing away from you.

  • Next, remove the SATA interface cable. It is directly next to the power cable on the CD drive.

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  • Now pull up and swing the mounting lever in. The lever closest to the front mounts the top drive slot, and the lever farther away mounts the bottom one.

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Image 1/2: Then pull the front panel off, pulling from the side that the clips are on. Image 2/2: Then pull the front panel off, pulling from the side that the clips are on.
  • Now stand your desktop up and remove the 3 clips on the right side of the front panel.

  • Then pull the front panel off, pulling from the side that the clips are on.

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  • Now you can pull the CD drive straight out of the casing!

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Conclusion

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

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