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Panasonic DVD-RV31 Player Disk Drive Replacement

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Removing the disk drive for replacement, to clean the laser, or access the power board.

  • Author: William
  • Time estimate: 1 - 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Step 1 Disk Drive  ¶ 

Locate the 4 screws securing the disk drive assembly. There are two on each side. Use a narrow screwdriver to remove all 4 screws. Remove the blue ribbon wire from its connector. When doing this, be cautious to not damage the connector.

Step 1 Disk Drive  ¶ 

  • Locate the 4 screws securing the disk drive assembly. There are two on each side.

  • Use a narrow screwdriver to remove all 4 screws.

  • Remove the blue ribbon wire from its connector. When doing this, be cautious to not damage the connector.

Step 2  ¶ 

Lift assembly by the front to pull metal bracket from the power board.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lift assembly by the front to pull metal bracket from the power board.

  • Pull up back end and lift drive out.

Step 3  ¶ 

With the drive assembly separate from the player, hold as shown and pull the bracket edges away from the disk drive.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • With the drive assembly separate from the player, hold as shown and pull the bracket edges away from the disk drive.

  • Lift bracket off and reserve for re-assembly.