Introduction

The optical drive is what reads a CD or DVD when placed in the drive. To replace it, follow the steps outlined in this guide.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Unlock the right tab by sliding it to the right with your finger.

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  • Hold the left tab to the left using your left hand.

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  • Remove the battery by placing your finger in the middle groove and lifting up.

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  • Remove the 13 Phillips #1 10mm screws from the backside of your computer using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the two Phillips #1 6mm screws from the backside of your computer using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the three 3mm screws from beneath the battery with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Lift up the corner panel and remove it with your hand.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the four 10mm screws around hard drive using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four Phillips #1 3mm using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Unscrew the four 10mm screws around hard drive using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Then pull the black tab up to remove the case. Image 2/2: Then pull the black tab up to remove the case.
  • To remove the hard drive case, first pull the black tab to the right.

  • Then pull the black tab up to remove the case.

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  • Remove the plastic strip above the "F" keys using the spudger by placing the small end of the spudger under the strip and lifting up.

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  • Remove the two Phillips #1 3mm screws underneath the plastic strip using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Lift the keyboard up and remove it with your hands.

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  • Remove the five Phillips #1 10mm screws underneath the keyboard using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Remove the panel Image 2/3: Remove the panel Image 3/3: Remove the panel
  • Lift up the plastic panel and carefully disconnect the red and white ports.

  • Remove the panel

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Image 1/1: Then remove the 3mm screw with a #1 screwdriver, located underneath the panel containing the wifi card and RAM
  • Turn the laptop over so the bottom is facing up

  • Then remove the 3mm screw with a #1 screwdriver, located underneath the panel containing the wifi card and RAM

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Image 1/1: Now slide the optical drive out of the computer by gently pulling it to the right
  • Turn the laptop back over so the motherboard is facing up

  • Now slide the optical drive out of the computer by gently pulling it to the right

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Conclusion

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

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