WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in "Before You Begin" on
page 7. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory
Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Optical Drive
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 17.
Remove the screw that secures the optical-drive assembly to the computer base.
Using your fingertips, slide the optical-drive assembly out of the optical-drive bay.