How to remove dvd drive on aspire 5720
A) Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery
B) Laptop closed turn it over, lay it down on a soft cloth on a table, Battery Bay Compartment AWAY from you.
C) The Thermal Cover is the largest cover on the bottom of the laptop. Goes from the right side to the middle, and very close to the Top and Bottom.
There are four Philips head screws to remove in the cover, before the cover can be removed.
1) Under the middle of the Battery Bay Compartment, and at the Top/Left corner of that rectangular vertical vent, in the Thermal Cover.
2) At the Bottom/Right corner of that vertical vent, in the Thermal Cover.
3) In-between the two horizontal vents, located at the Bottom of the Thermal Cover.
4) Straight above the screw removed in 3), is the last screw to remove. There is a round shaped vent, inside a square at the top right of the Thermal Cover. The screw to be removed is at this vent's Bottom/Left corner.
Once all the screws are removed, ease the Thermal Cover up from it's left side, (Middle of laptop), at an angle, then remove.
D) In the opening with the Thermal Cover removed, there is one Philips head screw to remove, then the ODD can be removed.
(Optical Disk Drive. The DVD drive)
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Acer Aspire 5720...
on Jun 03, 2012