Introduction

This guide will help you replace your malfunctioning optical drive. You may want to use this guide if your CD/DVD drive is unresponsive.

Unscrew the 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.
  • Unscrew the 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

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Wedge the plastic opening tool between the L-shaped back panel to slide the panel off.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the L-shaped back panel to slide the panel off.

    • Note this may take force. If you have difficulties using the plastic opening tool, try to use your hands to pull the panel off.

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Pull the panel towards you to remove the panel. Pull the panel towards you to remove the panel.
  • Pull the panel towards you to remove the panel.

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Unscrew the three 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.
  • Unscrew the three 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

  • Unscrew the one 4.45mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

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Pull the cord that connects the Hard Drive to the Motherboard to disconnect it. Pull the cord that connects the Hard Drive to the Motherboard to disconnect it.
  • Pull the cord that connects the Hard Drive to the Motherboard to disconnect it.

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Remove the Hard Drive by lifting it towards you.
  • Remove the Hard Drive by lifting it towards you.

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Unscrew the fourteen 9.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.
  • Unscrew the fourteen 9.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

  • Unscrew the two 3.5mm screws using a Phillips J0 Screwdriver by rotating the screwdriver in the counter clockwise direction.

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Insert the plastic opening tool between the seam of the back panel and the laptop. Slide the plastic opening tool along the seam to loosen the back panel from the laptop.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the seam of the back panel and the laptop.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool along the seam to loosen the back panel from the laptop.

    • It may be difficult to slide the plastic opening tool along the seam, so you may have to apply some force.

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Remove the Back Panel by lifting it towards you. It may take some force to remove the Back Panel. It may take some force to remove the Back Panel.
  • Remove the Back Panel by lifting it towards you.

    • It may take some force to remove the Back Panel.

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Remove the Optical Drive by sliding it away from the laptop. Remove the Optical Drive by sliding it away from the laptop.
  • Remove the Optical Drive by sliding it away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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