Introduction

This guide will tell you how to remove the optical drive, or CD/DVD drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.
  • Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.

  • Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.

  • Locate the battery release switch, as indicated in the image. Sliding this switch from right to left will release the battery.

  • Remove the battery.

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Remove the two 5.0mm screws securing the right side of the RAM cover to the computer frame. Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove. Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove.
  • Remove the two 5.0mm screws securing the right side of the RAM cover to the computer frame.

  • Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove.

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Remove the 11.0mm screw securing the optical drive to the computer.
  • Remove the 11.0mm screw securing the optical drive to the computer.

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Locate the optical drive. The optical drive is located on the left side of the RAM bay. Press the exposed edge of the optical drive gently with the spudger until the drive releases from the computer frame. Pull the optical drive completely out of the computer frame.
  • Locate the optical drive. The optical drive is located on the left side of the RAM bay.

  • Press the exposed edge of the optical drive gently with the spudger until the drive releases from the computer frame.

  • Pull the optical drive completely out of the computer frame.

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Conclusion

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

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