Introduction

If your drive is having problems reading or writing a disk, dust may have collected on the lens, which will need to be cleaned.

  1. Insert an open paper clip into the small hole on the left side of the faceplate. After the tray opens, extend it fully.
    • Insert an open paper clip into the small hole on the left side of the faceplate.

    • After the tray opens, extend it fully.

  2. Use an opening device to push in the black tabs on the left, right and bottom of the outer chassis to unhook the faceplate. Use an opening device to push in the black tabs on the left, right and bottom of the outer chassis to unhook the faceplate. Use an opening device to push in the black tabs on the left, right and bottom of the outer chassis to unhook the faceplate.
    • Use an opening device to push in the black tabs on the left, right and bottom of the outer chassis to unhook the faceplate.

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  4. Pull the faceplate away from the main chassis.
    • Pull the faceplate away from the main chassis.

  5. Unscrew the four 8.5 mm screws on the bottom chassis using a Philips #2 screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the four 8.5 mm screws on the bottom chassis using a Philips #2 screwdriver.

  6. Lift the top and bottom chassis straight up in order to remove them. Lift the top and bottom chassis straight up in order to remove them.
    • Lift the top and bottom chassis straight up in order to remove them.

  7. Clean the lens. Clean the lens.
    • Clean the lens.

Conclusion

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

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What is the best fluid for the cleaning step?

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