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Replacing your optical drive is not a complex process. Follow this guide to learn how!

Ensure your computer is shut down.
  • Ensure your computer is shut down.

  • Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files.

  • Remove any power adapters and cords connected to the laptop body.

  • Turn the computer over so the bottom is facing up.

  • These pictures show no battery, but your battery should still be in your computer at this point.

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The battery release is below the bottom right corner of the battery bay.
  • The battery release is below the bottom right corner of the battery bay.

  • Slide the switch to the right until the release clicks.

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Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

  • The release switch may need to be held down while removing the battery.

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Locate two 3mm Phillips screws on the CMOS panel cover and remove them with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the CMOS panel cover.
  • Locate two 3mm Phillips screws on the CMOS panel cover and remove them with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Remove the CMOS panel cover.

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The optical drive is now ready for removal. Using a plastic removal tool, lift the optical drive away from your computer. Using your hands, slide the remainder of the drive out of the computer. Using your hands, slide the remainder of the drive out of the computer.
  • The optical drive is now ready for removal. Using a plastic removal tool, lift the optical drive away from your computer.

  • Using your hands, slide the remainder of the drive out of the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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