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HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement

What you need

  1. HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the battery removal switch towards the center of the laptop until the battery pops out.

  2. HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery from the computer.

  3. HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement, Surface Panel: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the two 4mm Phillips #0 screws found in the surface panel.

  4. HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Using the spudger, pry the surface panel off starting from the side where the battery was located.

    • Pry the remainder of the panel off by sliding the spudger underneath the panel and gently lifting.

    • Aim for the corners of the panel while using the spudger to methodically remove it without damaging it.

  5. HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the pried surface panel off of the computer.

  6. HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement, Optical Drive: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Use the screwdriver to remove the 4mm Phillips #0 screw holding the optical drive in.

  7. HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use your fingers to grab the optical drive.

  8. HP Pavilion g7-1150us Optical Drive Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Pull out drive completely.

Conclusion

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

Cierra Sheerin

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What do you do when the DVD drive will NOT slide out? That’s my problem. There’s no disk inside; the unit is simply stuck shut. Now what do you do?

paulwrites - Reply

For me, the DVD drive connection had, what I think was soda, inside of the port and it acted like a sort of glue so brute force may be the option.

After a deep cleaning of the connections, it worked like new.

Dylan Dopp -

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