These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process.
Before you begin, place your notebook computer on a clean or covered surface to avoid
damage to the computer's case.*
Follow the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage prevention instructions:
o Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible.
o Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up.
Before you begin, remove any jewelry you may be wearing to prevent scratches to the surface
of your notebook computer.*
The appearance of the electronic components shown in the illustrations may be different from
the components shipped. This slight difference does not affect the accuracy of these
* Sony is not responsible for damage caused by incorrect handling of the notebook computer.
Prepare the Computer
computer is turned off, the lid is
closed, and the AC Adapter is
disconnected. Failure to do so can
result in damage to the computer.
Step 1. Place the computer upside
down on a protected surface with the
front edge facing you.
VPCEC Series Optical Disk Drive
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
Battery Pack Removal
1) Slide the Left battery tab to the
2) With your Right thumb, slide the
Right battery tab to the Left and
Lift the battery with your Left thumb
using the notch at the bottom to
Lift to remove
Optical Drive Removal
Step 3. The Optical Disk Drive (ODD)
is located on the Left side of the unit