Replacing the Optical Drive

  1. Install the flex cable onto the optical drive with two T6 screws.
  2. Connect the optical sensor cable to the drive.
  3. Insert the optical drive bezel into the rear housing, lining up the bezel with the slot opening. Be sure to align the two guide holes in the slot-load bezel with the guide posts at each end of the rear cover slot.

Replacement Note: Make sure the EMI mesh tape does not cover any of the slot-load opening on the rear cover as you replace the optical drive into the computer assembly.

4. Push down on the mounting brackets clips to lock the optical drive securely into place on the chassis.

Caution: Never press down on or grasp the body of the optical drive when installing it. Pressing or squeezing the body of the optical drive could damage the drive mechanism.

Slot Drive Imac Assembly
  1. Connect the flex cable to the logic board
  2. Connect the optical sensor cable to the logic board.
  3. Reattach the strip of mesh EMI tape over the optical drive near the slot end of the drive.
  4. Reattach the strip of mesh EMI tape over the optical drive near the slot end of the drive.
  1. Replace the display panel.
  2. Replace the front bezel.
  3. Replace the access door.

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