Introduction

This guide provides detailed steps to remove and replace the device's Optical Drive in the Samsung NP700Z5AH device.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the ten 6.6mm Philips#00 screws securing the lower case to the upper case.
  • Remove the ten 6.6mm Philips#00 screws securing the lower case to the upper case.

Using your fingers, pinch the edge of the SD card and pull to remove it. Using your fingers, pinch the edge of the SD card and pull to remove it. Using your fingers, pinch the edge of the SD card and pull to remove it.
  • Using your fingers, pinch the edge of the SD card and pull to remove it.

Wedge your fingers in between the upper case and the lower case Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case to remove it
  • Wedge your fingers in between the upper case and the lower case

  • Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case to remove it

Using tweezers or your fingertips, carefully pull on the battery connector to disconnect it from the motherboard. Be sure to pull straight backwards, or you risk damaging the wires.
  • Using tweezers or your fingertips, carefully pull on the battery connector to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  • Be sure to pull straight backwards, or you risk damaging the wires.

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Remove the two 4.4mm Phillips#00 screws from the battery case.
  • Remove the two 4.4mm Phillips#00 screws from the battery case.

Place your fingers on the corner sections of the battery. Lift to remove the battery.
  • Place your fingers on the corner sections of the battery.

  • Lift to remove the battery.

  • If you choose to use tools to remove the battery be careful not to damage it. A damaged lithium-ion battery may leak dangerous chemicals and/or catch fire. Use only plastic pry tools.

Because the battery is held down by clips at the front, i found it necessary to remove the four screw holding the hard drive to the right so that i could slide the battery to the right (indicated by the arrow on the battery) and out from under the clips.

Chip McConnaha - Reply

Hey there Chip! Thanks for the comment! We were probably able to remove the battery without touching the hard drive because the laptop used to make this guide was damaged inside and out. I hope your new battery is running smoothly. Happy fixing!

-Erik, Hannah and Annissa

Erik -

Using your fingers, grasp the ribbon cable connected to the optical drive and pull it straight out to disconnect it. To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.
  • Using your fingers, grasp the ribbon cable connected to the optical drive and pull it straight out to disconnect it.

  • To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.

Using the Phillips#00 remove the three 3.5mm screws that secure the speaker to the bottom case. Using the Phillips#00 remove the three 3.5mm screws that secure the speaker to the bottom case.
  • Using the Phillips#00 remove the three 3.5mm screws that secure the speaker to the bottom case.

With your fingers, grasp the edges of the speaker and slide it up and away from the fan to lift it out of the case. With your fingers, grasp the edges of the speaker and slide it up and away from the fan to lift it out of the case.
  • With your fingers, grasp the edges of the speaker and slide it up and away from the fan to lift it out of the case.

With the Phillips#00, remove the following screws holding the optical drive to the metal brackets. Six 2.4mm screws One 3.4mm screw
  • With the Phillips#00, remove the following screws holding the optical drive to the metal brackets.

  • Six 2.4mm screws

  • One 3.4mm screw

  • Using your fingers, grasp the metal brackets and remove them.

Place your fingers on either side of the optical drive and slide it away from the fan to remove it. Place your fingers on either side of the optical drive and slide it away from the fan to remove it.
  • Place your fingers on either side of the optical drive and slide it away from the fan to remove it.

Conclusion

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

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