Introduction

If the CD/DVD drive on your computer is broken and needs replacing, follow this replacement guide!

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the laptop over. Slide the lever with the battery symbol beside it firmly until the battery pops out.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Slide the lever with the battery symbol beside it firmly until the battery pops out.

  • Remove the battery from the laptop.

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Slide the right lever firmly to the right.
  • Slide the right lever firmly to the right.

  • Slide the cover towards yourself to remove it.

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Unscrew the captive screw shown near the battery compartment with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the captive screw shown near the battery compartment with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • The screw does not come out all the way and stays attached to the computer.

Missed 3 screws to be removed before pushing the optical drive!

Vincent Rouillard - Reply

Actually there are 4 screws

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Push outward on the metal optical drive tab with a metal spudger to unlock the drive from its position in the case. Once the drive is protruding from the side of the computer, pull it the rest of the way out. Once the drive is protruding from the side of the computer, pull it the rest of the way out.
  • Push outward on the metal optical drive tab with a metal spudger to unlock the drive from its position in the case.

  • Once the drive is protruding from the side of the computer, pull it the rest of the way out.

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Conclusion

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

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Mine won't come out and now I think my silver tab is bent. Please help me!

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