Dell Inspiron 530 CD/DVD Drive Replacement

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Removing the CD/DVD drive

  • Author: Doug Howe
  • Time estimate: 5 - 7 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This guide will demonstrate removing the computer's CD/DVD drive.

Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Locate and remove the two 13.1 mm thumbscrews.

Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

  • Place the case on its side.

  • Locate and remove the two 13.1 mm thumbscrews.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Slide the side panel towards the back and remove.

Edit Step 3 CD/DVD Drive  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 CD/DVD Drive  ¶ 

  • Locate the CD/DVD drive in the upper-front corner of the case.

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Locate and remove the two cables attached to the CD/DVD drive.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Locate and remove the two Phillips #0 7.8 mm screws.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Gently lift the three tabs to pull off the faceplate.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Locate the three plastic tabs connecting the computer's faceplate to the case.

  • Gently lift the three tabs to pull off the faceplate.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Pull the faceplate forward and out.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the CD/DVD drive by pulling it forward towards the front.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Completely remove the faceplate.

  • Remove the CD/DVD drive by pulling it forward towards the front.

Conclusion

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

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