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.

Image 1/2: Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the battery. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Push the battery away from the laptop. Image 2/2: The battery should slide out with little resistance.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Gently slide the spudger along the entire perimeter of the device and pry the casing loose to unhook six clips.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Place thumb on the edge of the CD-ROM drive.
  • 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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Image 1/2: You should feel the CD-ROM drive detach from the connector port. Image 2/2: The drive should slide out and lift away with little resistance. There is no need to slide the drive roughly.
  • 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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