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Introduction

If the CD/DVD drive in your HP Pavilion 17-f127ds has stopped working, this guide will walk through how to remove and replace it.

  1. Before starting, please turn off your laptop. Slide the battery lock latch, the latch on the left, inwards. Slide the battery release latch on the right inwards to release the battery.
    • Before starting, please turn off your laptop.

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

    • Slide the battery release latch on the right inwards to release the battery.

    • The latch may require significant 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 spudger to help unseat the drive. Pull the drive out from 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.

  3. 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.
    • 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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I can’t remove the HP Pavilion 17-x016ds Optical Drive. NEED HELP. Is it necessary to remove it in order to remove bottom panel to replace HDD with SSD? Also can’t remove bottom panel.

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