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Introduction

Replacing the DVD drive is easy to do. Before attempting to remove the DVD drive, remove the battery to avoid damaging the laptop.

Image 1/1: Switch open the left battery lock.
  • Turn over laptop.

  • Switch open the left battery lock.

  • If you are replacing inner components of the laptop, it is recommended to remove the battery first to avoid damage to the laptop.

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  • Hold the right battery lock open with one hand while removing the battery itself with the other.

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Image 1/1: The screws do not actually fully remove from the panel. Loosening them as much as you can will be enough to disconnect them from the laptop.
  • Loosen the five Philips screws that secure the panel.

  • The screws do not actually fully remove from the panel. Loosening them as much as you can will be enough to disconnect them from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: If the cover does not come off easily, do not force it. Make sure all screws are loosened. Image 2/3: If the cover does not come off easily, do not force it. Make sure all screws are loosened. Image 3/3: If the cover does not come off easily, do not force it. Make sure all screws are loosened.
  • Prop open the cover with a plastic opening tool.

  • If the cover does not come off easily, do not force it. Make sure all screws are loosened.

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  • Unscrew the one 4 mm Phillips screw that is securing your DVD drive to the frame.

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  • Grab your DVD drive and pull outwards.

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Conclusion

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

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