Replacing the optical drive is straight forward and all you need is a Phillips head screw driver. Use this guide to replace the optical drive in your Mac Pro.


No parts required.

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  • Lift the lever to unlock the case

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  • Remove the side panel of the Mac Pro

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  • Firmly grasp the handles of the shown compartment and pull out firmly to remove the optical drive bay.

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  • Firmly hold each of the two connectors and pull them out of their respective sockets.

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  • Unscrew the shown two 6-32 type screws on each side of the optical drive.

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  • Firmly grasp the optical drive and pull it out of its enclosure.

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

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Thanks! It had been a long time since I'd been inside my towers! Easy-peasy!

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I am having problems with the new optical drive not being able to eject and close without my help. Any thoughts?

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