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Lift up on the optical drive while sequentially pushing the small plastic tabs one after another toward the screen to free one side of the drive.

Lift up the side of the optical drive you just freed and slide the drive out and away from the screen.

When reinstalling the optical drive, be sure that the drive tray is out far enough to slide under the lower casing rim.

If you have a CD or any other object jammed in your optical drive, we have an optical drive repair guide.

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