Introduction

This guide will show the user how to remove the optical drive.

Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files. Turn the device over to expose the bottom of the device.
  • Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files.

  • Turn the device over to expose the bottom of the device.

  • Slide the battery release all the way to the left.

  • There will be a click and the battery will be released from its compartment.

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Carefully remove the battery from its compartment.
  • Carefully remove the battery from its compartment.

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Locate two Phillips head retaining screws which secure the hard drive compartment.
  • Locate two Phillips head retaining screws which secure the hard drive compartment.

  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to loosen the retaining screws.

  • Remove the panel covering the compartment.

  • Ground yourself before attempting to touch any components. To ground yourself, touch a conductive metal to eliminate any static buildup in your body, which can damage computer components.

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Locate the 6 mm Phillips head screw to the left of the hard drive.
  • Locate the 6 mm Phillips head screw to the left of the hard drive.

  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the screw.

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Once the screw is removed, use a plastic opening tool and place it between the body of the computer and the optical drive. Apply enough pressure to loosen the optical drive.
  • Once the screw is removed, use a plastic opening tool and place it between the body of the computer and the optical drive.

  • Apply enough pressure to loosen the optical drive.

  • The optical drive can then be removed by hand.

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Conclusion

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

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