Introduction

This guide gives instructions on how to remove the spring connected to the disc drive front flap of the Toshiba SD-K740 DVD player.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Remove the three .303 inch screws from the back panel using a #0 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Make sure the DVD player is unplugged before beginning.

  • Remove the three .303 inch screws from the back panel using a #0 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Remove the .303 inch screw. Image 2/2: Now flip the DVD player onto its other side.
  • Turn the DVD player on its side.

  • Remove the .303 inch screw.

  • Now flip the DVD player onto its other side.

  • Remove the .303 inch screw from this side.

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Image 1/1: Remove the back panel by lifting up and pulling it towards yourself.
  • Flip the DVD player over onto it's front face.

  • Remove the back panel by lifting up and pulling it towards yourself.

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Image 1/1: Lift and push away each of the two tabs located in the middle of the player.
  • Flip the DVD player so its top is sitting on your working surface.

  • Lift and push away each of the two tabs located in the middle of the player.

  • The front panel will not come off during this step, so do not force it.

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Image 1/1: Lift and slide forward a single tab on the side.
  • Flip the DVD player on its side.

  • Lift and slide forward a single tab on the side.

  • The front panel will not come off during this step, so do not force it.

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  • Grasp the front panel and pull forward and to your right to remove.

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Image 1/2: There is just enough tolerance in the plastic to allow removal, be careful of brittle plastic. Image 2/2: There is just enough tolerance in the plastic to allow removal, be careful of brittle plastic.
  • On back side of front panel very carefully apply pressure to the left hand side of the flap hinge.

  • There is just enough tolerance in the plastic to allow removal, be careful of brittle plastic.

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Image 1/1: Carefully remove the right peg from the restraint.
  • Once the peg is free from the left restraint, carefully remove the left part of the flap.

  • Carefully remove the right peg from the restraint.

  • Do not pull away from the front panel because the spring is still attached.

  • Do not force the plastic.

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Image 1/1: Do not pull away from the front panel until the spring has been removed from the flap.
  • Remove the spring from the end of the right peg by pulling the door away from the spring.

  • Do not pull away from the front panel until the spring has been removed from the flap.

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  • Remove the .384 inch screw holding the spring to front panel.

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  • Slide the spring off of the underlying peg.

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Conclusion

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

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