Introduction

This guide will help you replace your CD drive if you've determined that it is no longer working.

Unscrew the three 4.6 mm screws holding the panel using a #1 size Phillips head screwdriver. The panel is centered on the bottom of the laptop. Unscrew the three 4.6 mm screws holding the panel using a #1 size Phillips head screwdriver. The panel is centered on the bottom of the laptop.
  • Unscrew the three 4.6 mm screws holding the panel using a #1 size Phillips head screwdriver. The panel is centered on the bottom of the laptop.

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Remove the panel, firmly lifting from the indent. It is recommended that you leave the screws in the panel.
  • Remove the panel, firmly lifting from the indent. It is recommended that you leave the screws in the panel.

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Unscrew the 3.9 mm screw located at the bottom right of the panel.
  • Unscrew the 3.9 mm screw located at the bottom right of the panel.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry the CD drive out of the casing.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the CD drive out of the casing.

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Once the CD drive is out far enough to grip, pull the CD drive out to the right.
  • Once the CD drive is out far enough to grip, pull the CD drive out to the right.

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Conclusion

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

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