Introduction

If your CD/DVDs aren’t being read or even if your drive just makes too much noise with a disk in, this guide will assist you in removing the CD Drive from the computer entirely if it needs tweaking or replacement.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: The 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screw boxed in red is located at the center on the underside of the computer.
  • Power off your laptop before beginning disassembly.

  • The 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screw boxed in red is located at the center on the underside of the computer.

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  • Remove the panel that houses the RAM chips by removing the screw that secures it into its spot.

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Image 1/2: Remove the screw securing the drive on the plastic edge. Image 2/2: Remove the screw securing the drive on the plastic edge.
  • The 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screw boxed in red is located on the right panel that house the RAM on the underside of the computer.

  • Remove the screw securing the drive on the plastic edge.

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  • Use a screwdriver or a metal spludgers to push the metal piece attached to the drive in the direction of the drive opens until the drive pops out of its socket.

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  • Fully remove the drive by pulling it all the way out of its socket.

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Conclusion

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

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