Introduction

This guide will show you how to easily remove a CD drive to clean it or replace it with a new one. Do not be intimidated by the size of the CD-ROM drive, it is fairly easy to remove.

Turn the laptop upside down so the battery faces upwards. Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the battery.
  • Turn the laptop upside down so the battery faces upwards.

  • Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the battery.

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Place your thumbs on both sides of the  battery's edges  where the battery meets the device Push the battery away from the laptop.
  • Place your thumbs on both sides of the battery's edges where the battery meets the device

  • Push the battery away from the laptop.

  • The battery should slide out with little resistance.

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Remove the thirteen 7 mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom of the chassis.
  • Remove the thirteen 7 mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom of the chassis.

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Starting at the center, insert a spudger into the crevice between the bottom casing and the keyboard and pry upwards.
  • Starting at the center, insert a spudger into the crevice between the bottom casing and the keyboard and pry upwards.

  • Gently slide the spudger along the entire perimeter of the device and pry the casing loose to unhook six clips.

    • These images show a metal spudger, which has the potential to damage the device. Use a plastic opening tool or standard spudger instead.

  • Do not be alarmed if you feel a gentle tug or hear a click as you slide your spudger. These sounds are the clips detaching from the casing.

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Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device. Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device. Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device.
  • Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device.

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The 7 mm Philips#1 screw has been removed in the back casing removal.
  • The 7 mm Philips#1 screw has been removed in the back casing removal.

  • Place thumb on the edge of the CD-ROM drive.

  • Gently slide the CD-ROM drive towards your palm.

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Lift away the CD-ROM drive. You should feel the CD-ROM drive detach from the connector port.
  • Lift away the CD-ROM drive.

  • You should feel the CD-ROM drive detach from the connector port.

  • The drive should slide out and lift away with little resistance. There is no need to slide the drive roughly.

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Conclusion

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

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