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Introduction

Optic drive replacement may need to be done when the drive is damaged.

  1. Place the laptop upside down.
    • Place the laptop upside down.

  2. Locate two notches above the battery. Slide both battery locking notches to either side to remove the battery.
    • Locate two notches above the battery.

    • Slide both battery locking notches to either side to remove the battery.

    • Pull the battery out.

  3. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the one 5mm screw. Using the blue plastic opening tools, wedge one in between the back panel and the laptop. Carefully remove the back panel..
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the one 5mm screw.

    • Using the blue plastic opening tools, wedge one in between the back panel and the laptop.

    • Carefully remove the back panel..

  4. Remove the 4mm Phillips #0 screw using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the 4mm Phillips #0 screw using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  5. Use the spudger or fingers to  gently pull the optical drive out. Slide the optic drive away from the laptop. Slide the optic drive away from the laptop.
    • Use the spudger or fingers to gently pull the optical drive out.

    • Slide the optic drive away from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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