Introduction

The laser is what reads the data from a DVD. It is a small and fragile component which may become misaligned, or dirty; cleaning before full replacement is advised.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Open the DVD reader and remove the 4.3mm Phillips screw.
    • Open the DVD reader and remove the 4.3mm Phillips screw.

  2. Remove black shield with a plastic spudger.
    • Remove black shield with a plastic spudger.

  3. Remove the two 2.8mm Phillips screws pictured.
    • Remove the two 2.8mm Phillips screws pictured.

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  5. Next remove the underlying silver colored shield with a plastic spudger.
    • Next remove the underlying silver colored shield with a plastic spudger.

  6. With tweezers, gently remove the DVD laser, and expose solder leads.
    • With tweezers, gently remove the DVD laser, and expose solder leads.

  7. With a solder iron, remove solder leads.
  8. Once solder leads are removed, and solder iron has been safely put away, you my know handle and replace DVD laser. Full replacement follows the steps provided in reverse.
    • Once solder leads are removed, and solder iron has been safely put away, you my know handle and replace DVD laser. Full replacement follows the steps provided in reverse.

Conclusion

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

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