The tools for this job are very basic. If you find yourself needing a lot of tools, then you are probably doing something wrong.
|Philips #0 Screwdriver||Used to remove and replace all of the small mounting screws|
|Flat Blade Pocket Knife||Used to gently pry the DVD drive out if needed.|
1. Take the battery out
First make sure there isn't a disc inside the drive you are replacing, or it will be hard to get out once the drive is taken out. Disconnect everything from the laptop and flip it over.Slide the battery release lever and flip the battery out.
2. Open the back panel
There's just one Philips screw holding the back panel on, and it's circled below. The screw doesn't come off, so just loosen it and slide the plastic cover forward and it should lift right off.
3. Remove DVD mounting screw
On my wife's machine, it's just a single screw holding the DVD drive in the unit, and it's circled below. Take the screw out and set it off to the side.
4. Slide the drive out
At this point you should be able to gently pull the DVD drive out. Putting it back in is just as easy. It's a pretty tight fit, so it's hard not to get it aligned perfectly to put the screw back in.