Introduction

If your computer has trouble reading discs and/or the disc drive is not working, it might need to be replaced. This guide will show you step by step how to replace the disc drive.

Place the computer on its side so that the disc drive is facing up.
  • Place the computer on its side so that the disc drive is facing up.

  • Push in the release lever shown.

Once the tab pops out, pull it away from the computer to release the disc drive.
  • Once the tab pops out, pull it away from the computer to release the disc drive.

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Pull the disc drive away from the laptop to fully remove it. Pull the disc drive away from the laptop to fully remove it.
  • Pull the disc drive away from the laptop to fully remove it.

Insert new disk drive back into laptop
  • Insert new disk drive back into laptop

Be sure to push the pull tab in as shown in the picture.
  • Be sure to push the pull tab in as shown in the picture.

Conclusion

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

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