Dell M14x Laptop User Manual

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Optical Drive
Alienware®M14x Service Manual
Removing the Optical Drive
Replacing the Optical Drive
Removing the Optical Drive
1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2. Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3. Remove the battery pack (see Removing the Battery Pack).
4. Lift the connector latch and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the optical- drive cable from the connector on the system board.
5. Loosen the four captive screws that secure the optical drive to the computer base.
6. Using the pull-tab, lift the optical drive off the computer base.
7. Remove the two screws that secure the optical-drive cable connector to the optical drive.
8. Disconnect the optical-drive cable from the connector on the optical drive.
9. Gently peel the optical-drive cable from the optical-drive bracket.
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is
not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal
surface (such as a connector on your computer).
CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery Pack) before working inside the
optical-drive cable
optical drive
pull tab
captive screws (4)