Introduction

This guide will help you replace your DVD Drive on your Lenovo Ideapad G50-45. You might need this repair if your DVD Drive has failed. Please reference the troubleshooting page, or your product manual, to determine if this has occurred.

Before starting this repair, you should remove your battery. Please follow this battery removal guide.

You should also have

  • A flathead screwdriver
  • A Phillips #2 screwdriver
  • A replacement DVD Drive
  • A small container to hold screws

Keep in mind to be gentle when removing and replacing any screws. They could strip easily.

Good luck and happy fixing!

Image 1/1: To avoid losing the small screws, put them in a container.
  • First, remove the three screws located on the bottom panel of the laptop using a Philips #2 screwdriver.

  • To avoid losing the small screws, put them in a container.

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Image 1/2: Make sure to slide the panel away before you lift to keep the panel from breaking. Image 2/2: Lift up the panel and place it to the side.
  • To remove the panel on the laptop, gently slide the panel away from the battery.

  • Make sure to slide the panel away before you lift to keep the panel from breaking.

  • Lift up the panel and place it to the side.

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Image 1/2: To avoid losing the screw, place it in the same container used to hold the other three screws. Image 2/2: To avoid losing the screw, place it in the same container used to hold the other three screws.
  • Remove the indicated screw holding the DVD Drive.

  • To avoid losing the screw, place it in the same container used to hold the other three screws.

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Image 1/1: Do not pry up the now-free tab.
  • Push the now-free tab towards the DVD Drive using a flathead screwdriver.

  • Do not pry up the now-free tab.

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  • Lastly, pull out the DVD Drive; it should come out easily.

How thin odd?

konstantin falin - Reply

The ODD is a Hitachi-LG Super Multi DVD Rewriter, model GU70N. It is approximately 0.3835 inches (9.75mm) thick.

Mohiuddin Baig - Reply

Conclusion

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

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