Procedure

Note: The procedure is the same whether the optical drive is a CD-RW or a DVD-ROM drive.

1. Grasp the top of the side panel, and slide it up and away to clear the four tabs on the inner side of the panel.

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Move the AirPort Card antenna cable out from under the tape. If an AirPort Card is installed, disconnect the antenna cable from the AirPort Card. Press in on the latch to open the door

3. Using a magnetized screwdriver, remove the two screws from the side of the drive. Repeat on the other side.

4. Warning: If the optical drive case is squeezed too tightly, the laser lens could be damaged. When handling the drive case, touch only the outer edges of the case.

Holding the drive case by the corner, pull the drive up about half way and disconnect the ATA ribbon cable. Then, using pliers, grasp the power cable connector and pull it toward you to disconnect it.

  1. Slide the optical drive up and out of the chassis.
  2. Disconnect the board from the drive by removing the two screws. Then pull the board off of the drive.

Warning: If the optical drive case is squeezed too tightly, the laser lens could be damaged. When handling the drive case, touch only the outer edges of the case.

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7. Ensure the replacement optical drive switch is set to "Slave."

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8. Install the connector board on the replacement optical drive, and secure it to the drive with the two screws.

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  1. Holding the optical drive case by one corner, position the drive over the chassis so the labeled panel faces out and the connector board is at the bottom of the drive case. Slide in the drive half way and connect the power cable and the ATA ribbon cable.
  2. Slide the drive all the way down and ensure the screw holes align on both sides of the drive. If they do not align, reseat the connectors.
  1. Install the screws, but do not tighten until all four are in place. Do not overtighten.
  2. Close the AirPort Card door and secure the antenna cable (and AirPort Card).
  3. Starting with the two bottom tabs, attach the side panel as shown. Ensure all four tabs engage and no cables get caught.
14. Important: Ensure the side panel tucks into the chassis.

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15. Reassemble and test the computer.

Warning: Never turn on the computer unless all of its internal and external parts are in place and it is closed. Operating the computer when it is open or missing parts can damage the computer or cause injury.

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