Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Disconnect the charger from the computer.
  • Turn off the computer.

  • Disconnect the charger from the computer.

  • Flip the computer upside down.

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

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  • 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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Image 1/2: Using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver,  Loosen the five 5.4 mm screws around the back panel from the laptop. Image 2/2: 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.

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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: This unlocks the CD-ROM drive from the computer Image 2/2: 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

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Image 1/2: Pull the CD-ROM drive the rest of the way out. Image 2/2: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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