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Insert the tip of an unrolled paper clip into the small hole located on the side of the optical drive.

The tray will partially pop out of the laptop.

Firmly pull the drive straight away from the laptop.

While pulling the drive out, be careful not to bend the sliding rails on both sides of the optical drive.

At this point you can remove the entire optical drive, or you can continue to disassemble the optical drive assembly.

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