Introduction

This guide will show you how to release the optical drive. There are a variation of screws that need to be removed before you can release the optical drive by sliding it out. Please read the instructions while using the pictures for reference.

Pièces

Aucune pièce nécessaire.

  1. Position the laptop screen-side down as shown.
    • Position the laptop screen-side down as shown.

    • In this position the battery housing will be located on the right hand side.

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  2. Lift the panel up and then out to gain access to the battery.
    • Lift the panel up and then out to gain access to the battery.

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    • Use the indentations to pull the old battery out.

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    • The battery is now removed and it is safe to move on to uninstalling other components.

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    • There are two screws on the left hand side of the laptop near the IR (Infared remote) receiver (see image). Remove them using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

    • Slide the speaker panel towards the left, then carefully flip it over onto the keyboard.

    • Make sure not to pull the speaker panel away from the computer just yet - it is still connected!

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    • On the inside of the speaker panel, using a spudger, push the beige tab in the direction of the ribbon. It should only move a small amount.

    • Remove the ribbon by gently pulling on it, there should be little or no resistance.

    • Now the speaker panel can be set aside.

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    • Remove the metal screw that will be located at the red circle.

    • Pull on the green strip, and the keyboard should come free easily.

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    • Remove the three screws surrounding the fan.

    • Take off the guard that you just unscrewed.

    • Carefully flip over the heat pipe and the metal sheet connected to it.

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    • Remove the three screws from the heat tube cover.

    • Carefully remove the cover.

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    • Use a spudger to pry the ribbon connected to the optical drive.

    • Slide the optical drive free of the enclosure.

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Conclusion

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

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