Introduction

In this guide you will learn how to remove the DVD±RW Drive from an HP Pavilion DV2160BR.

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  • Start with the bottom of the laptop facing up.

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Image 1/2: There is a slider button located under the left side of the battery compartment. It is indicated by a battery symbol. Move the slider to the left and lift the battery out. Image 2/2: There is a slider button located under the left side of the battery compartment. It is indicated by a battery symbol. Move the slider to the left and lift the battery out.
  • Locate the battery compartment at the rear of the device.

  • There is a slider button located under the left side of the battery compartment. It is indicated by a battery symbol. Move the slider to the left and lift the battery out.

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Image 1/1: Remove the M2.5X3-Lg #1 Phillips screw.
  • Locate the locking screw which is located in a recessed hole on the underside of the laptop.

  • Remove the M2.5X3-Lg #1 Phillips screw.

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Image 1/2: Straighten a paper clip and push it gently into the CD drive tray release hole. Image 2/2: The drive tray will pop open.
  • Locate the CD drive tray release hole on the front of the drive.

  • Straighten a paper clip and push it gently into the CD drive tray release hole.

  • The drive tray will pop open.

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Image 1/1: Gently pull the drive from the laptop.
  • Grasp the side edges of the drive tray.

  • Gently pull the drive from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two M2x3-Lg #0 Phillips screws.
  • Locate the mounting bracket which is attached to the back of the drive.

  • Remove the two M2x3-Lg #0 Phillips screws.

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Conclusion

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

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