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Introduction

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

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    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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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.

Conclusion

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

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