Introduction

Can't watch movies? Change your optical drive with this guide!

Parts

No parts required.

  1. To unlock the battery, flip the laptop over so that the bottom is facing upward. Then unlock the left clip by pushing the clip to the left. To unlock the battery, flip the laptop over so that the bottom is facing upward. Then unlock the left clip by pushing the clip to the left.
    • To unlock the battery, flip the laptop over so that the bottom is facing upward. Then unlock the left clip by pushing the clip to the left.

  2. Now push the right clip to the right and hold it while using your other hand to pull the battery out. Now push the right clip to the right and hold it while using your other hand to pull the battery out.
    • Now push the right clip to the right and hold it while using your other hand to pull the battery out.

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  4. Remove the two screws highlighted.
    • Remove the two screws highlighted.

  5. This is the back of the laptop with the cover removed.
    • This is the back of the laptop with the cover removed.

  6. Locate and remove the single screw right of the optical drive
    • Locate and remove the single screw right of the optical drive

  7. Optical Drive should slide out easily with one thumb's effort.
    • Optical Drive should slide out easily with one thumb's effort.

Conclusion

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

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