Introduction

Switching out the old CD drive to replace with a new one is relatively easy once the back cover of the laptop has been removed.

Pièces

Aucune pièce nécessaire.

Shut down the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

  • Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.

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Flip the laptop over.
  • Flip the laptop over.

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  • Locate the gray sliding tab next to the black bar where the battery is located.

  • Slide the gray sliding tab to the left until you hear a distinct click.

  • The inside edge of the battery should pop up.

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  • Grasp the inside edge of the battery.

  • Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop.

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  • With the battery removed, locate the hard drive access panel.

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  • Identify the two screws that attach the hard drive access panel.

  • Remove the identified screws with your #00 Philips screwdriver.

  • Lift the left edge of the access panel up and to the right to detach the hard drive access panel from the laptop.

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  • This particular laptop does not contain a hard drive-- yours will.

  • Identify the plastic tab located on the left side of the hard drive.

  • Grasp the tab, gently lift up, and slide the tab to the left to remove the hard drive from the laptop.

  • If you wish to replace your hard drive with another, the hard drive has a metal bracket screwed onto the sides of the casing. Unscrew the bracket from the old hard drive and screw it onto the new hard drive before inserting into the laptop.

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  • Locate RAM access door on the bottom side of the laptop.

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  • Locate the two screws holding down the RAM access cover

  • Unscrew the two screws with a size 00 Philips screwdriver.

  • Note: The screws do not detach from the cover.

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  • Lift up on the screw side of the RAM access cover to remove it.

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  • Gently pull apart the metal tabs located on both sides of the stick of RAM.

  • The RAM stick should tilt upwards.

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  • Gently lift the the RAM up and out of its seat.

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  • Repeat the previous two steps for the remaining stick of RAM.

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  • Locate the small panel below the panel you just removed.

  • Loosen the one screw in the middle with a #00 Phillips screwdriver. Again, the screw will not fall out of the panel when loosened.

  • Lift the panel up and out of its slot to remove.

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  • Identify the two connections at the top of the bluetooth card.

  • Using your fingers, gently pull up on the white clip until it releases.

  • Remove the black clip in the same manner as the white clip

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  • Locate the two clips on either side of the Bluetooth card.

  • Using your fingers, press the clips outwards, away from the card until the card pops up.

  • Grab the card gently from the top and pull the card up and out of the slot.

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  • Remove and set aside all of the highlighted screws in the first picture with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove and separately set aside all of the highlighted screws in the second picture with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Caution: There are two more screws to remove, so do not try and remove the back cover yet.

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  • Turn the laptop right side up, and open it to reveal the keyboard.

  • The keyboard should lift up and out easily, but be careful because it is attached to the computer by a ribbon cable.

  • Press the two white clips forward and lift the tape out of the clip.

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  • Locate the MediaKeys. They are the black strip right above where the keyboard was.

  • Using the spudger, gently pry up the MediaKeys.

  • If you feel any resistance, stop and check you have removed all of the screws from the battery compartment.

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  • Remove the two screws next to the left hinge of the monitor with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Keep these screws separate from the other screws you have removed.

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  • Using the spudger, loosen the casing behind the battery and the two sides.

  • The case should lift easily upwards and outwards towards you if you are facing the battery compartment.

  • Make sure the cord that was attached to the Bluetooth cable is not still threaded through the case when trying to remove it.

  • If you feel any resistance, stop. Do not force anything. Go back through the steps and make sure you loosened everything.

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  • With the back cover removed, locate the CD drive.

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  • With a firm grip on the CD drive's outer casing, slide it away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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