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.
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.
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.
7. Ensure the replacement optical drive switch is set to "Slave."
8. Install the connector board on the replacement optical drive, and secure it to the drive with the two screws.
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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