Introduction

If the CD/DVD drive has stopped working, this guide will walk through how to remove and replace it.

  1. Before starting, please turn off your laptop.
    • Before starting, please turn off your laptop.

    • Turn the HP Pavilion 17-f127ds over on a firm surface with the bottom facing up.

    • Slide the battery lock latch, the latch on the left, inwards.

    • Slide the battery release latch, the latch on the right, inwards to put it in the release position. This allows the battery to be removed.

      • Latch may be difficult and require extra force to slide.

    • Lift the battery up and remove it from computer.

  2. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the screw holding the Optical Drive in place. It is located near the center and vents of the laptop.
    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the screw holding the Optical Drive in place. It is located near the center and vents of the laptop.

    • Use a spudger to help unseat the drive. Pull the drive out from the laptop.

    • If you need to replace the bracket on the Optical drive, remove the two Phillips #0 screws holding the bracket in place. The bracket can be placed on the new drive.

Conclusion

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

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