Introduction

The battery must be removed before any other part is serviced or replaced. The CD/DVD drive is secured with two screws. To access the two screws holding in the CD/DVD drive, the hard drive and RAM covers must be removed. When the screws are removed, the CD/DVD drive slides easily out of the laptop.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Turn the laptop over and orient it as shown in the figure.

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Image 1/1: Slide and hold the release latch to the left.
  • Slide the lock latch to the right to release the battery lock.

  • Slide and hold the release latch to the left.

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  • Use a fingernail or plastic opening tool lift the battery while holding the release latch.Rotate the battery up and away from you to remove it from the laptop.

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to loosen all four screws. These screws are secured to their covers with retaining clips.

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  • Lift the two covers with a fingernail or plastic opening tool from the sides the screws were present. Two tabs are securing the covers on the side opposite the screws.

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  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove both 6.5mm screws and set them aside.

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  • Gently slide the CD/DVD drive out of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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