Introduction

If the CD drive is damaged or needs to be removed to get to another component of the laptop, this is a guide to do so.

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the computer so the bottom is facing up with the battery away from you.
  • Flip the computer so the bottom is facing up with the battery away from you.

  • Turn off the computer and disconnect the charger.

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Slide the battery switch to the left until the battery unlatches from the base of the laptop. Slide the battery switch to the left until the battery unlatches from the base of the laptop.
  • Slide the battery switch to the left until the battery unlatches from the base of the laptop.

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Lift the battery from its compartment away from the laptop. Lift the battery from its compartment away from the laptop.
  • Lift the battery from its compartment away from the laptop.

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Loosen the two 5.7 mm screws on the bottom panel using a PH00 screwdriver.
  • Loosen the two 5.7 mm screws on the bottom panel using a PH00 screwdriver.

  • The screws do not come out of the panel due to small washers. Do not try to remove the screws completely.

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Use the metal spudger all around the panel to pop it up from the base.
  • Use the metal spudger all around the panel to pop it up from the base.

  • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

  • Using your finger is acceptable but not entirely recommended. Be gentle if you choose to use your hands.

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With your hands, lift the panel completely off the base of the laptop. With your hands, lift the panel completely off the base of the laptop. With your hands, lift the panel completely off the base of the laptop.
  • With your hands, lift the panel completely off the base of the laptop.

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Using the PH 00 screwdriver, remove the screw left of the CD drive. Using the PH 00 screwdriver, remove the screw left of the CD drive.
  • Using the PH 00 screwdriver, remove the screw left of the CD drive.

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Slide the CD drive out from the exterior of the laptop. Slide the CD drive out from the exterior of the laptop. Slide the CD drive out from the exterior of the laptop.
  • Slide the CD drive out from the exterior of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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