Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing a bad optical drive in a Packard Bell 4x4 desktop.

  1. Remove the 3 Philips head screws from the back of the computer using your Philips screwdriver.
    • Remove the 3 Philips head screws from the back of the computer using your Philips screwdriver.

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  2. Using both hands on each side of the case, slide the top cover toward you. Lift it up off the computer.
    • Using both hands on each side of the case, slide the top cover toward you. Lift it up off the computer.

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    • The top cover is removed.

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    • Remove the two Philips head screws with your Philips screwdriver. You may have to lubricate these screws as they can be very difficult to remove.

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    • Remove the 1 Philips head screw from the left hand side of the case if there is one. Again, you may need to lubricate this screw.

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    • Once the screws are removed, disconnect all cables from the optical drive, hard drive and floppy drive.

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    • Slide the drive cage back. An easy way to do this is the push on the optical drive from the front.

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    • Lift the drive cage up and out of the computer.

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    • Remove the 1 Philips head screw with your Phillips screwdriver. There should not be a screw in the right hole.

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    • Slide the optical drive forward and lift it up from the right side, the side closest to the floppy drive.

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    • Remove the 2 Philips head screws with your Philips screwdriver. Put these screws onto your new optical drive.

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Conclusion

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

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