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Asus G73JW-XT1 Optical Drive Replacement

This guide will demonstrate how to remove the optical drive from an Asus G73Jw-XT1 Laptop.

  • Autor: Emma Plass
  • Tiempo estimado: 20 - 40 minutos
  • Dificultad: Moderar

Is your optical drive no longer reading discs? If so, here is the guide to fix the problem by simply removing the disc, buying a new one and installing it. All you need is the standard Phillips #0 screwdriver in order to remove the screws and plastic opening tools to remove covers.

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Paso 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

Turn the device off and remove any power cords. Dissassembling the device while it is under power may result in electric shock and potential damage to the device. Rotate the device so the battery port is facing away.

Paso 1 Optical Drive  ¶ 

  • Turn the device off and remove any power cords. Dissassembling the device while it is under power may result in electric shock and potential damage to the device.

  • Rotate the device so the battery port is facing away.

  • Remove two 5.5 mm Phillips #0 screws on the back panel.

Paso 2  ¶ 

Insert the opener tool into the small groove at the edge of the panel. Using opener tool, gently pry the back panel upward until it lifts free from the device. Gently lift the panel off with your fingers.

Paso 2  ¶ 

  • Insert the opener tool into the small groove at the edge of the panel.

  • Using opener tool, gently pry the back panel upward until it lifts free from the device.

  • Gently lift the panel off with your fingers.

Paso 3  ¶ 

Remove one 5.5 mm Phillips #0 screw directly to the right of the RAM cards.

Paso 3  ¶ 

  • Remove one 5.5 mm Phillips #0 screw directly to the right of the RAM cards.

Paso 4  ¶ 

Insert the plastic opening tool in the gap between the motherboard and the back panel, directly to the right of the RAM cards. Gently push the optical drive outwards. This should require very little pressure.

Paso 4  ¶ 

  • Insert the plastic opening tool in the gap between the motherboard and the back panel, directly to the right of the RAM cards.

  • Gently push the optical drive outwards. This should require very little pressure.

  • Grab the loose optical drive with your fingers and pull it free.