Introduction

Dissembly to replace/repair optical drive.

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  • Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.

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  • Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.

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  • Carefully remove the base access panel.

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  • Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws.

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Image 1/2: Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board  so as not to ruin the cables. Image 2/2: A fixed plug connector between the logic board and upper unit will cause some resistance. Pull gently but firmly.
  • Open the housing plate.

  • Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board so as not to ruin the cables.

  • A fixed plug connector between the logic board and upper unit will cause some resistance. Pull gently but firmly.

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Image 1/3: Carefully remove shield and copper tape Image 2/3: Carefully remove shield and copper tape Image 3/3: Carefully remove shield and copper tape
  • Remove the 2 torx 10mm screws on the EMI shield

  • Carefully remove shield and copper tape

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Image 1/2: The drive carrier includes optical drive and hard drive. Image 2/2: The drive carrier includes optical drive and hard drive.
  • Remove the 4 10mm torx screws attatched to the drive carrier.

  • The drive carrier includes optical drive and hard drive.

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Image 1/1: Remove the carrier by lifting up and out.
  • Grasp the carrier with both hands on each side.

  • Remove the carrier by lifting up and out.

  • Pull gently but firmly. The carrier is meant to fit snugly.

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  • Flip the removed carrier to the right and pull out power cables.

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Image 1/3: Remove the 4 T-10 5mm screws connecting the hard drive and frame. (There are 2 screws on each side) Image 2/3: Remove the 4 T-10 5mm screws connecting the hard drive and frame. (There are 2 screws on each side) Image 3/3: Remove the 4 T-10 5mm screws connecting the hard drive and frame. (There are 2 screws on each side)
  • Peel back the white paper, revealing the screws that connect the hard drive to the carrier.

  • Remove the 4 T-10 5mm screws connecting the hard drive and frame. (There are 2 screws on each side)

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  • Slide the hard drive out from the frame and optical drive.

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  • Remove the four T-10 6mm screws at the sides of the drive.

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  • Slide the optical drive out of the carrier

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Conclusion

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

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Should step ten of removing the optical drive be broken into two different steps

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