Introduction

Replacing the DVD drive involves removing the hard drive, but you do not need to open up the whole computer.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Turn the laptop upside down with the battery compartment facing you.

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  • Slide the battery release latch to the right and hold in place.

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  • Lift the front edge of the battery up and remove it from the compartment.

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  • Orient the laptop with the hard drive panel towards you.

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  • Unscrew the two 2x5mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: The cover can be removed from the laptop. Image 2/2: The cover can be removed from the laptop.
  • Lift the cover up by the tab near the screws.

  • The cover can be removed from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: The hard drive should disconnect with light force. If it doesn't easily slide out, ensure there are no cables or obstacles preventing it from moving.
  • Grab the hard drive from the sides and slide it away from the connectors.

  • The hard drive should disconnect with light force. If it doesn't easily slide out, ensure there are no cables or obstacles preventing it from moving.

  • Lift and remove the hard drive from the laptop.

  • We did not have a hard drive in our laptop to demonstrate how to remove it.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the screw with a #00 Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Unscrew the screw with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Locate the one 2x5 mm screw in the hard drive bay.

  • Unscrew the screw with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Insert a paperclip into the hole to release the DVD drive. Image 2/3: Insert a paperclip into the hole to release the DVD drive. Image 3/3: Insert a paperclip into the hole to release the DVD drive.
  • Locate the hole next to the DVD drive release button.

  • Insert a paperclip into the hole to release the DVD drive.

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  • Carefully grasp the DVD drive and slide it out.

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Conclusion

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

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