Introduction

The Optical Drive is the technical term for a CD drive. This is the component that reads the disks and transfer the information into something that we can view on a monitor.

Tools

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Parts

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  1. Make sure the computer is unplugged.
    • Make sure the computer is unplugged.

      • Be sure to touch any metal surface with your hand to discharge any static electricity that might have built up.

    • Make sure all auxiliary cords are disconnected from the desktop. If not, remove them using your hands.

    • Set the desktop down horizontally with the front side facing you.

  2. Hold the desktop with two hands by grasping both sides of the desktop. Press the buttons on both sides using your index fingers.
    • Hold the desktop with two hands by grasping both sides of the desktop.

    • Press the buttons on both sides using your index fingers.

  3. Slide the top cover about an inch forward using your thumb to push it towards you. Make sure that the bottom is still secured by both hands. Lay the desktop back on the table and pull the case forward as far as it can go.
    • Slide the top cover about an inch forward using your thumb to push it towards you.

      • Make sure that the bottom is still secured by both hands.

    • Lay the desktop back on the table and pull the case forward as far as it can go.

    • Lift the cover up and off.

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  5. Using your hand, grip the Optical Drive and lift it up into a 45 degree angle. Using your hand, grip the Optical Drive and lift it up into a 45 degree angle.
    • Using your hand, grip the Optical Drive and lift it up into a 45 degree angle.

  6. Disconnect the power supply cord and the SATA cord using your hands to pull them out.
    • Disconnect the power supply cord and the SATA cord using your hands to pull them out.

  7. Using your left index finger, lift the upper green tab found on the left side of the green piece. Using your opposite hand, use your fingers to push the back of the drive forward and slide it out away from the desktop.
    • Using your left index finger, lift the upper green tab found on the left side of the green piece.

    • Using your opposite hand, use your fingers to push the back of the drive forward and slide it out away from the desktop.

  8. Grasp the optical drive with your right or left hand and pull the drive out towards you. It will help if you lay the device flat in order to remove the drive.
    • Grasp the optical drive with your right or left hand and pull the drive out towards you.

      • It will help if you lay the device flat in order to remove the drive.

Conclusion

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

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