Introduction

This guide will show you how to safely remove the CD/DVD optical drive in the laptop.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Remove the  three screws from the memory module cover. Image 2/2: Screws will not come out all the way.
  • Flip the computer around to the back side.

  • Remove the three screws from the memory module cover.

  • Screws will not come out all the way.

  • All screws to loosen/removed in this guide will require a Phillips #01 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: The screw is 7mm long and head is 4mm wide.
  • Remove the screw completely from the memory module panel to help release the Optical drive from the body of the computer.

  • The screw is 7mm long and head is 4mm wide.

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Image 1/2: Get a paper clip and insert in to the small hole until you hear a clicking sound and seeing the tray pop out. Image 2/2: Before removing the optical drive, be sure that there is nothing in the drive. Optical drives are fragile so handle with care.
  • Locate the small hole next to the eject button.

  • Get a paper clip and insert in to the small hole until you hear a clicking sound and seeing the tray pop out.

  • Before removing the optical drive, be sure that there is nothing in the drive. Optical drives are fragile so handle with care.

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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Gently pull the Optical drive out of the slot until the whole thing comes out.

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Conclusion

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

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