Introduction

If your optical drive is failing to eject or read a CD, it may need to be replaced. This guide will coach you through the process of replacing your laptop's optical drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Lay laptop down so that the bottom is facing the sky.
  • Lay laptop down so that the bottom is facing the sky.

Push both tabs away from the center of the device. While both are in the fully unlocked position, slide the battery out. While both are in the fully unlocked position, slide the battery out.
  • Push both tabs away from the center of the device.

  • While both are in the fully unlocked position, slide the battery out.

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Remove this 4 mm Phillips #8 screw using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove this 4 mm Phillips #8 screw using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

With the 4 mm  Phillips #8 screw removed, firmly but gently pull the cover towards you. After moving the cover about 2 centimeters, you can lift and remove it.
  • With the 4 mm Phillips #8 screw removed, firmly but gently pull the cover towards you.

  • After moving the cover about 2 centimeters, you can lift and remove it.

Remove the 4 mm Phillips #8 screw to the left of the hard drive using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 4 mm Phillips #8 screw to the left of the hard drive using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

Using your fingernail or spudger to gently pull your optical drive out. Using your fingernail or spudger to gently pull your optical drive out.
  • Using your fingernail or spudger to gently pull your optical drive out.

Conclusion

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

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