Introduction

This guide will show how to remove and replace the disk reader in the case that it is no longer reading the DVDs.

Use the Phillips Head #2 screwdriver to remove the three 10 mm screws on the back panel.
  • Use the Phillips Head #2 screwdriver to remove the three 10 mm screws on the back panel.

Use the plastic spudger to pry open the top panel. Be careful not to break the ribbon connecting the motherboard on the bottom panel to the top panel. Be careful not to break the ribbon connecting the motherboard on the bottom panel to the top panel.
  • Use the plastic spudger to pry open the top panel.

    • Be careful not to break the ribbon connecting the motherboard on the bottom panel to the top panel.

Pull the ribbons gently from one corner by the blue tabs to remove it. Pull the ribbons gently from one corner by the blue tabs to remove it.
  • Pull the ribbons gently from one corner by the blue tabs to remove it.

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Remove the two 7.5 mm screws on both sides of the disk tray with Phillips Head #2 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 7.5 mm screws on both sides of the disk tray with Phillips Head #2 screwdriver.

Push two small prongs on both sides inwards and push forward. Remove the disk tray.
  • Push two small prongs on both sides inwards and push forward.

  • Remove the disk tray.

Flip the disk tray upside down.
  • Flip the disk tray upside down.

Use the Phillips Head #00 screwdriver to remove the four 6.2 mm corner screws.
  • Use the Phillips Head #00 screwdriver to remove the four 6.2 mm corner screws.

Flip the disk reader up like a flip phone.
  • Flip the disk reader up like a flip phone.

    • Be careful not to break the ribbon.

Pull the ribbon out gently from one corner by the blue tab. Pull the ribbon out gently from one corner by the blue tab.
  • Pull the ribbon out gently from one corner by the blue tab.

Conclusion

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

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