Introduction

If your 4520s can't read CD's or DVD's, you might have a faulty optical drive. Replacing the optical drive may solve the problem.

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the 4520s upside-down with the front toward you. Push the two latches below the battery inwards at the same time.
  • Flip the 4520s upside-down with the front toward you.

  • Push the two latches below the battery inwards at the same time.

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Remove the battery by holding the latches and sliding the battery away from you.
  • Remove the battery by holding the latches and sliding the battery away from you.

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Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove three 2mm screws where the battery was located. Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove three 2mm screws where the battery was located.
  • Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove three 2mm screws where the battery was located.

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Flip the 4520s over and rotate it so the back is facing you. Use a metal spudger to peel off two rubber caps located on either side of the battery port.
  • Flip the 4520s over and rotate it so the back is facing you.

  • Use a metal spudger to peel off two rubber caps located on either side of the battery port.

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Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove the 3mm screws behind the caps.
  • Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove the 3mm screws behind the caps.

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Rotate the 4520s and then open it with the screen facing you. The switch cover is located above the keyboard.  Push the switch cover away from you until it comes loose from the 4520s. Lift the switch cover away from the 4520s and set it aside.
  • Rotate the 4520s and then open it with the screen facing you.

  • The switch cover is located above the keyboard. Push the switch cover away from you until it comes loose from the 4520s.

  • Lift the switch cover away from the 4520s and set it aside.

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Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove the two 7mm screws located on either side of the keyboard panel. Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove the two 7mm screws located on either side of the keyboard panel.
  • Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove the two 7mm screws located on either side of the keyboard panel.

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Slide the keyboard panel away from you to free it from the 4520s.
  • Slide the keyboard panel away from you to free it from the 4520s.

  • Do not yank the keyboard panel away from the 4520s. This may damage the cable.

Does keyboard slide away or to right/left? thought it was to the right.

Heidi Bell - Reply

Keyboard goes directly away

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Gently raise up the keyboard and flip it over to reveal a ribbon cable. Release the ribbon cable by carefully lifting the black tab upwards, one side at a time.
  • Gently raise up the keyboard and flip it over to reveal a ribbon cable.

  • Release the ribbon cable by carefully lifting the black tab upwards, one side at a time.

  • Remove the cable and lift the keyboard panel up. Set it aside.

  • When reassembling, feed the ribbon cable into the port. Press down on the tab to pinch the cable in place.

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The housing for the optical drive is on the right of the device. Remove the 5mm screw on the left side of the metal plate with a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver.
  • The housing for the optical drive is on the right of the device.

  • Remove the 5mm screw on the left side of the metal plate with a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver.

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Use a metal spudger to push the optical drive to the right and partially out of the casing.
  • Use a metal spudger to push the optical drive to the right and partially out of the casing.

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Slide the optical drive outward from the 4520s.
  • Slide the optical drive outward from the 4520s.

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Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove two 2mm screws securing the metal tab to the optical drive. Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove two 2mm screws securing the metal tab to the optical drive.
  • Use a Phillips (PH1) head screwdriver to remove two 2mm screws securing the metal tab to the optical drive.

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Conclusion

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

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