Introduction

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.

Parts

No parts required.

Lift the lever to unlock the case
  • Lift the lever to unlock the case

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Remove the side panel of the Mac Pro
  • 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. Firmly grasp the handles of the shown compartment and pull out firmly to remove the optical drive bay. Firmly grasp the handles of the shown compartment and pull out firmly to remove the optical drive bay.
  • 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.
  • 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. Unscrew the shown two 6-32 type screws on each side of the optical drive.
  • 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. Firmly grasp the optical drive and pull it out of its enclosure.
  • Firmly grasp the optical drive and pull it out of its enclosure.

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Conclusion

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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