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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    • Pull the panel towards you to remove the panel.

    • 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.

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

    • Remove the Hard Drive by lifting it towards you.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Remove the Back Panel by lifting it towards you.

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

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

Conclusion

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

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