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Lift the bracket (2) straight up to remove it.
Reverse this procedure to reassemble and install the primary hard drive.
Spare part number
Blu-ray R/RE DVD±RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
DVD±RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
Blu-ray ROM DVD±RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
Before removing the optical drive, follow these steps:
Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn
the computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet
and then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
Remove the service access cover (see
Remove the optical drive:
Position the computer with the front toward you.
Loosen the Phillips captive screw (1) that secures the optical drive to the computer.
Chapter 4 Removal and replacement procedures