Introduction

This guide will help you replace the optical drive, otherwise known as the CD drive. Be sure that no disks are within the drive before replacing the drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Slide the two release latches on either side of the battery.
  • Make sure the computer is shut off and the power cord is unplugged from the AC outlet.

  • Slide the two release latches on either side of the battery.

  • Gently tilt the battery upward and remove it from its socket.

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Image 1/1: Remove the one 3.0 mm Phillips PM2.0x3.0 security screw.
  • Turn the computer so the bottom is facing towards you.

  • Remove the one 3.0 mm Phillips PM2.0x3.0 security screw.

  • The security screw is an optional feature and isn't required to hold the backing if there is not one screwed in place.

  • Slide the release latches then pull the door towards you. Lift the door away to completely remove it.

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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Remove one 6.0 mm Phillips PM2.5x6.0 screw that is securing the optical drive.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull and remove the component from the computer. Image 2/2: Gently pull and remove the component from the computer.
  • Press the optical drive tab to release the drive component.

  • Gently pull and remove the component from the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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