If the CD/DVD drive on your computer is broken and needs replacing, follow this replacement guide!


No parts required.

Flip the laptop over.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Slide the lever with the battery symbol beside it firmly until the battery pops out.

  • Remove the battery from the laptop.

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Slide the right lever firmly to the right.
  • Slide the right lever firmly to the right.

  • Slide the cover towards yourself to remove it.

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  • Unscrew the captive screw shown near the battery compartment with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • The screw does not come out all the way and stays attached to the computer.

Missed 3 screws to be removed before pushing the optical drive!

Vincent Rouillard - Reply

Actually there are 4 screws

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  • Push outward on the metal optical drive tab with a metal spudger to unlock the drive from its position in the case.

  • Once the drive is protruding from the side of the computer, pull it the rest of the way out.

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

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Mine won't come out and now I think my silver tab is bent. Please help me!

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