Introduction

These steps will allow you to remove your CD/Optical drive with ease.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Slide the battery release latch towards you.
    • Slide the battery release latch towards you.

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  2. Pull up on the battery to remove it.
    • Pull up on the battery to remove it.

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    • Remove the 8mm Philips screw located between the hard drive and the WiFi card.

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    • Turn the laptop 90 degrees clockwise so you are facing the CD drive.

    • Unbend a paperclip and insert the end into the small hole by the eject button to cause the tray to pop out towards you.

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    • Gently pull the tray away from the laptop and the rest of the optical drive will follow.

    I have tried to do this but the res of the assembly will not come out.   pushing a pin in the hole release the tray but the rest of the unit will not come out

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Conclusion

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

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