Introduction

The CD-ROM drive is fairly easy to locate and replace if it is no longer working.

Turn off the computer.
  • Turn off the computer.

  • Disconnect the charger from the computer.

  • Flip the computer upside down.

Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position. Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.
  • Push the right-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.

While holding the battery, use your other hand to push the left clip to the left and pull the battery out. While holding the battery, use your other hand to push the left clip to the left and pull the battery out. While holding the battery, use your other hand to push the left clip to the left and pull the battery out.
  • While holding the battery, use your other hand to push the left clip to the left and pull the battery out.

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The screws are captive to the back panel so they are not to be removed. Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver,  Loosen the five 5.4 mm screws around the back panel from the laptop.
  • The screws are captive to the back panel so they are not to be removed.

  • Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, Loosen the five 5.4 mm screws around the back panel from the laptop.

Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back panel from the laptop.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back panel from the laptop.

Pull the panel outward from the rest of the laptop. The inside of the laptop will be exposed. From here you can access the CD-ROM drive, hard drive, and Keyboard.
  • Pull the panel outward from the rest of the laptop. The inside of the laptop will be exposed. From here you can access the CD-ROM drive, hard drive, and Keyboard.

Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the 3.4 mm screw from the CD-ROM bracket. This unlocks the CD-ROM drive from the computer
  • Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the 3.4 mm screw from the CD-ROM bracket.

  • This unlocks the CD-ROM drive from the computer

Pry CD-ROM drive from laptop using a plastic opening tool. Pull the CD-ROM drive the rest of the way out.
  • Pry CD-ROM drive from laptop using a plastic opening tool.

  • Pull the CD-ROM drive the rest of the way out.

Conclusion

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

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