Introduction

This guide will open the device and remove the disc tray. From within the disc tray the disc reader will be removed.

Parts

No parts required.

Use a Phillips head #J1 screwdriver to remove all three (3) 10 mm screws. Use a Phillips head #J1 screwdriver to remove all three (3) 10 mm screws.
  • Use a Phillips head #J1 screwdriver to remove all three (3) 10 mm screws.

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To remove each ribbon cable, firmly grip the hard plastic tab attached to the base and pull upwards. Be careful not to tear the ribbon cables. Be careful not to tear the ribbon cables.
  • To remove each ribbon cable, firmly grip the hard plastic tab attached to the base and pull upwards.

  • Be careful not to tear the ribbon cables.

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Using a screwdriver with a #J1 bit, remove the two (2) 7 mm screws. Using a screwdriver with a #J1 bit, remove the two (2) 7 mm screws. Using a screwdriver with a #J1 bit, remove the two (2) 7 mm screws.
  • Using a screwdriver with a #J1 bit, remove the two (2) 7 mm screws.

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Locate the two black tabs on each side of the disc tray. The second tab is located in the same location on opposite side of marked tab. While pinching both tabs, slightly push the disc tray towards the front of the device, and lift the disc tray out. While pinching both tabs, slightly push the disc tray towards the front of the device, and lift the disc tray out.
  • Locate the two black tabs on each side of the disc tray. The second tab is located in the same location on opposite side of marked tab.

  • While pinching both tabs, slightly push the disc tray towards the front of the device, and lift the disc tray out.

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Remove spring on the side of the disc tray by carefully pulling it off its hook.
  • Remove spring on the side of the disc tray by carefully pulling it off its hook.

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Locate the two black tabs, found at the end of the black bar across the disc tray. The tabs are located on the opposite side of the spring. While simultaneously pushing both tabs in, lift up the black plastic bar. Using a spudger, it is helpful to push in the tab as well as using the spudger as a lever.
  • Locate the two black tabs, found at the end of the black bar across the disc tray. The tabs are located on the opposite side of the spring.

  • While simultaneously pushing both tabs in, lift up the black plastic bar.

  • Using a spudger, it is helpful to push in the tab as well as using the spudger as a lever.

  • The tabs are weak, constant pressure is the key, not overpowering force.

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To remove the ribbon cable, flip down the black bar located on the connector. To remove the ribbon cable, flip down the black bar located on the connector.
  • To remove the ribbon cable, flip down the black bar located on the connector.

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Remove four (4) 10 mm screws using a phillips head #J1 screwdriver. Remove the small metal bars by pulling it outwards.
  • Remove four (4) 10 mm screws using a phillips head #J1 screwdriver.

  • Remove the small metal bars by pulling it outwards.

  • The metal bars should have some wiggle room allowing it to be pulled out. It may be handy to push it up from underneath the disc tray.

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Flip the disc tray over so the laser points downward. Pull the disc reader out of the disc tray.
  • Flip the disc tray over so the laser points downward.

  • Pull the disc reader out of the disc tray.

  • The laser may need to be turned on its side as its pulled out.

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Conclusion

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

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