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.
    • Insert an open paper clip into the small hole on the left side of the faceplate.

    • The tray should click open, extend it fully.

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  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.

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    • Pull the faceplate away from the main chassis.

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

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

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    • Clean the lens.

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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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