Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

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

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Loosen the five Philips  screws that secure the panel.
  • 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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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. 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.
  • 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. Grab your DVD drive and pull outwards.
  • 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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