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.

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

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Image 1/1: Note this may take force. If you have difficulties using the plastic opening tool, try to use your hands to pull 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.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the one 4.45mm 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.

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  • Remove the Hard Drive by lifting it towards you.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two 3.5mm 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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Image 1/2: Slide the plastic opening tool along the seam to loosen the back panel from the laptop. Image 2/2: It may be difficult to slide the plastic opening tool along the seam, so you may have to apply some force.
  • 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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Image 1/3: It may take some force to remove the Back Panel. Image 2/3: It may take some force to remove the Back Panel. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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