Introduction

Use this guide to replace or install the disc drive in your Toshiba laptop.

Power off the laptop.
  • Power off the laptop.

  • Disconnect the power cable from the laptop. If you do not, electric shock may result.

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Flip the laptop over and orient it such that the battery faces towards you and the front faces away from you as shown in the diagram.
  • Flip the laptop over and orient it such that the battery faces towards you and the front faces away from you as shown in the diagram.

  • Unlock the battery by sliding the tab shown to the right

    • This tab will latch into place.

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Slide the tab shown to the left and remain holding it. This tab does not lock into place like in the first step.
  • Slide the tab shown to the left and remain holding it.

    • This tab does not lock into place like in the first step.

  • Place your thumb on the grips of the battery as shown.

    • While holding onto the grips, pull the battery towards you and away from the laptop.

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Flip the laptop over and orient it so that the battery faces away from you. Remove the 5mm Phillips #0 screw on the bottom case.
  • Flip the laptop over and orient it so that the battery faces away from you.

  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #0 screw on the bottom case.

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Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap between the disk drive and the laptop and pop out the disk drive. Slid the disc drive out of its slot on the left side of the computer. It should slide out easily. Slid the disc drive out of its slot on the left side of the computer. It should slide out easily.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap between the disk drive and the laptop and pop out the disk drive.

  • Slid the disc drive out of its slot on the left side of the computer. It should slide out easily.

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Conclusion

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

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