Introduction

This guide provides step by step instructions of how to replace a faulty optical drive.

Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.
  • Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Slide each of the three tabs on the bottom half of the assembly into the unlocked position.

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Gently lift the battery out of the computer.
  • Gently lift the battery out of the computer.

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Remove the single 3mm Phillips #00 screw that secures the wireless card cover.
  • Remove the single 3mm Phillips #00 screw that secures the wireless card cover.

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Remove the WIFI module cover. It will pull right off.
  • Remove the WIFI module cover. It will pull right off.

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Unplug the white and black wires from the WiFi module. Unplug the white and black wires from the WiFi module.
  • Unplug the white and black wires from the WiFi module.

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Remove the twelve 8mm button head Phillips #00 B8 screws.
  • Remove the twelve 8mm button head Phillips #00 B8 screws.

  • Remove the two 14 mm button head Phillips #00 B14 screws.

  • Remove the two 10 mm Phillips #00 battery compartment screws.

  • Remove the two 8 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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Remove the seven 4mm flat Phillips #00 screws.
  • Remove the seven 4mm flat Phillips #00 screws.

  • Remove the seven 20mm button head Phillips #00 screws.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry the two halves apart.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the two halves apart.

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Orient the bottom assembly as displayed.
  • Orient the bottom assembly as displayed.

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Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #00 screws. Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #00 screws.
  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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Slide the optical drive out of the laptop through the opening on the left side of the bottom assembly.
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop through the opening on the left side of the bottom assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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