PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process.
To avoid electric shock please make sure product is turned off and disconnected from the power source.
Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of your desktop computer.*
Place your desktop computer on a clean, stable and covered surface to avoid damage to the computer's
Follow the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage prevention instructions:
Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible.
Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up.
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 instructions.
* Sony is not responsible for any loss of data associated with your computer or any damage caused by incorrect handling of the computer
under these procedures. The terms of your Sony Limited Wa rranty continue to apply.
Disconnect the power cord. Failure to
do so can result in damage to the PC or personal injury.
Using the enclosed magnetic screwdriver, remove the t w o (2)
indicated screws, loosening the chassis panel cover. Rotate
the unit so the panel with the vents is facing you. Remove the
panel and set it aside.
Step 3. Carefully remove the front
panel in the direction of arrow and s et
VGC-RBxx Series Optical Disk Drive
Lower Replacement Instructions
Pull two (2) clips at the
bottom of unit.
Step 2. Loosen the front panel cover by pulling down the t w o (2)
black clips on the bottom of the unit: Step [2A], and the three (3)
black clips on the inside of the front of the unit: Step [2B], as
indicated above .
Step 4. Remove the power connector  and the IDE data cable [ 2] from the optical disk
drive you are replacing. (In this example: the lower optical drive.)
equipped with more than one optical disk drive.
NOTE ! Your PC may be