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Introduzione

If the optical drive in your HP Pavilion 15 has failed or you do not need it (and want to install a blank or hard drive optical drive caddy), this guide will show you how to remove the optical drive, screw bracket and faceplate.

Guide notes

  • The replacement component must be 9.5mm. This system does not accept 12.7mm optical drives.
  • The optical drive must use SATA. This system does not accept IDE optical drives.

Ricambi

  1. Shut the laptop down until it is hibernated or shut off. Do  not remove power until both lights turn off. Shut the laptop down until it is hibernated or shut off. Do  not remove power until both lights turn off. Shut the laptop down until it is hibernated or shut off. Do  not remove power until both lights turn off.
    • Shut the laptop down until it is hibernated or shut off. Do not remove power until both lights turn off.

  2. Once the computer is off, remove the battery. Switch the locking tab to the unlocked position. Once the computer is off, remove the battery. Switch the locking tab to the unlocked position. Once the computer is off, remove the battery. Switch the locking tab to the unlocked position.
    • Once the computer is off, remove the battery. Switch the locking tab to the unlocked position.

  3. Remove the battery. Pull the battery forward and remove it from the laptop. Remove the battery. Pull the battery forward and remove it from the laptop.
    • Remove the battery. Pull the battery forward and remove it from the laptop.

  4. Remove the screw that holds the optical drive in. To do this, use a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Slide the optical drive out once this screw is removed. Remove the screw that holds the optical drive in. To do this, use a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Slide the optical drive out once this screw is removed. Remove the screw that holds the optical drive in. To do this, use a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Slide the optical drive out once this screw is removed.
    • Remove the screw that holds the optical drive in. To do this, use a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Slide the optical drive out once this screw is removed.

  5. Remove the screws holding the optical drive bracket onto the drive. To do this, use a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the screws holding the optical drive bracket onto the drive. To do this, use a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the screws holding the optical drive bracket onto the drive. To do this, use a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  6. Be careful not to break any clips. The faceplate will still be usable, but will be loose fitting. To remove the faceplate, open the optical drive with a paper clip. Once the tray is released, use a flat tool to release the visible clip on the faceplate. Once done, the faceplate should come off. To remove the faceplate, open the optical drive with a paper clip. Once the tray is released, use a flat tool to release the visible clip on the faceplate. Once done, the faceplate should come off.
    • Be careful not to break any clips. The faceplate will still be usable, but will be loose fitting.

    • To remove the faceplate, open the optical drive with a paper clip. Once the tray is released, use a flat tool to release the visible clip on the faceplate. Once done, the faceplate should come off.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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