Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to replace the optical drive in your Toshiba Satellite.

Orient the laptop so that it is closed, faced down and has the battery facing away from you.
  • Orient the laptop so that it is closed, faced down and has the battery facing away from you.

  • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the 7.50mm screw from the panel.

Carefully remove the cover to reveal the RAM compartment.
  • Carefully remove the cover to reveal the RAM compartment.

Rotate the laptop 90 degrees clockwise. Pull back the two silver clips that hold the RAM in place.
  • Rotate the laptop 90 degrees clockwise.

  • Pull back the two silver clips that hold the RAM in place.

  • Gently pull the RAM out of the slot and lift up to remove the RAM from the laptop.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 6.50mm screw holding the gray metal bracket in place.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 6.50mm screw holding the gray metal bracket in place.

Turn the laptop 180 degrees then tilt the near side up.
  • Turn the laptop 180 degrees then tilt the near side up.

  • Push the back side of the optical drive out of the laptop using the plastic opening tool.

Pull the optical drive out of the laptop using your fingers.
  • Pull the optical drive out of the laptop using your fingers.

Using the Phillips 00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 2.50mm screws that connect the metal bracket to the optical drive.
  • Using the Phillips 00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 2.50mm screws that connect the metal bracket to the optical drive.

  • Remove the bracket from optical drive.

Conclusion

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

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