Introduction

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

  1. Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files.
    • 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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  2. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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