Introduction

Replace the optical drive assembly in your HP Pavilion dv6000.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Remove the single 5.6 mm Phillips screw securing the optical drive to the lower case.
  • Before proceeding, it is recommended to remove the battery to prevent any electrical damage to components.

  • Remove the single 5.6 mm Phillips screw securing the optical drive to the lower case.

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Image 1/1: The tray will partially pop out of the laptop.
  • Insert the tip of an unrolled paper clip into the small hole located on the side of the optical drive.

  • The tray will partially pop out of the laptop.

  • Firmly pull the drive straight away from the laptop.

  • While pulling the drive out, be careful not to bend the sliding rails on both sides of the optical drive.

  • At this point you can remove the entire optical drive, or you can continue to disassemble the optical drive assembly.

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Image 1/2: Lift and remove the top plate up off the optical drive. Image 2/2: Lift and remove the top plate up off the optical drive.
  • Remove the three 3.2 mm screws securing the top plate of the optical drive.

  • Lift and remove the top plate up off the optical drive.

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Image 1/1: It may be helpful to gently "rock" the drive assembly side to side to dislodge it from its recess.
  • Lift and remove the optical drive assembly.

  • It may be helpful to gently "rock" the drive assembly side to side to dislodge it from its recess.

  • For the rest of the guide, be careful to not touch any of the circuitry on the board as well as the laser lens!

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Image 1/1: Pull the small ribbon cable straight away from its socket on the optical drive assembly board.
  • Flip the drive over.

  • Pull the small ribbon cable straight away from its socket on the optical drive assembly board.

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Image 1/1: Pull the larger ribbon cable straight out of its socket on the optical drive assembly board.
  • Use your fingernail to flip up the cable retaining flap on the ZIF socket for the larger ribbon cable.

  • Pull the larger ribbon cable straight out of its socket on the optical drive assembly board.

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Image 1/1: Optical drive assembly remains.
  • Lift and remove the optical drive assembly from the optical drive framework.

  • Optical drive assembly remains.

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Conclusion

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

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