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.

Image 1/1: Turn off the computer and disconnect the charger.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: The screws do not come out of the panel due to small washers. Do not try to remove the screws completely.
  • 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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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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