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Introduction

This guide is used as an internal prereq.

  1. Peel the silver tape securing the optical drive to the metal casing.
    • Peel the silver tape securing the optical drive to the metal casing.

  2. Slightly lift the optical drive upwards to gain clearance to disconnect the SATA and power connectors located on the backside of the optical drive.
    • Slightly lift the optical drive upwards to gain clearance to disconnect the SATA and power connectors located on the backside of the optical drive.

    • Don't try to completely remove the optical drive just yet. Two cables still connect it to the motherboard.

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  4. Grab the power connector by its cables and pull it straight out of its socket on the optical drive. Disconnect the SATA data connector from its socket on the optical drive by pulling it straight away.
    • Grab the power connector by its cables and pull it straight out of its socket on the optical drive.

    • Disconnect the SATA data connector from its socket on the optical drive by pulling it straight away.

  5. Lift the optical drive assembly out of the metal casing.
    • Lift the optical drive assembly out of the metal casing.

Conclusion

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

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