Introduction

In this guide, you will learn in a step by step process how to remove an optical drive in your Toshiba Satellite. This guide does require some tool use. Follow each step according to the bullets provided.

Unplug the AC adapter and all other auxiliary components from the laptop. Slide the battery lock tab away from the center of the laptop to unlock the battery.
  • Unplug the AC adapter and all other auxiliary components from the laptop.

  • Slide the battery lock tab away from the center of the laptop to unlock the battery.

Slide the battery release tab away from the center of the laptop and hold it. Lifting from the small notch between the two tabs, pull the battery out of the laptop.
  • Slide the battery release tab away from the center of the laptop and hold it.

  • Lifting from the small notch between the two tabs, pull the battery out of the laptop.

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Remove the screw holding the RAM cover with a PH1 screwdriver. Remove the RAM cover.
  • Remove the screw holding the RAM cover with a PH1 screwdriver.

  • Remove the RAM cover.

Push outwards on the metal tabs to release the RAM. Remove the RAM.  Some force may be needed. Be careful not to touch the gold pins on the RAM chips as there may be a build-up of static electricity.  This can fry the parts of the chip that houses memory.
  • Push outwards on the metal tabs to release the RAM.

  • Remove the RAM. Some force may be needed.

  • Be careful not to touch the gold pins on the RAM chips as there may be a build-up of static electricity. This can fry the parts of the chip that houses memory.

Use a PH0 screwdriver to remove the screw holding the optical drive in place. Using your index finger, push the metal tab inside the RAM bay which is located directly underneath the screw-hole. The optical drive will then slide out.
  • Use a PH0 screwdriver to remove the screw holding the optical drive in place.

  • Using your index finger, push the metal tab inside the RAM bay which is located directly underneath the screw-hole.

  • The optical drive will then slide out.

Conclusion

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

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