Introduction

If your CDs or DVDs are not running correctly or at all on your computer, then it is either due to the disc drive being dirty, loose parts and/or broken. This guide will show the user how to safely remove the disc drive.

Image 1/2: Turn your laptop upside down, and slide the right release tab outward. Image 2/2: Using you left hand, hold the left release tab towards the left side and then pull the battery out.
  • Make sure your computer is turned off and the computer is not plugged in.

  • Turn your laptop upside down, and slide the right release tab outward.

  • Using you left hand, hold the left release tab towards the left side and then pull the battery out.

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Image 1/2: You will not be able to remove the screw from the panel as it is designed to stay in the panel. Image 2/2: You will not be able to remove the screw from the panel as it is designed to stay in the panel.
  • Loosen the screw located on the cover of the RAM using Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • You will not be able to remove the screw from the panel as it is designed to stay in the panel.

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  • With your fingers, carefully remove the middle panel by lifting the edge with the indent.

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  • Remove the 4.0 mm screw above the small metal tab with a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Grab the drive and pull it out of the laptop. Image 2/2: Grab the drive and pull it out of the laptop.
  • Push down on the metal tab under the cover with the plastic opening tool and push the disc drive partially out.

  • Grab the drive and pull it out of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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