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If your computer has trouble reading discs and/or the disc drive is not working, it might need to be replaced. This guide will show you step by step how to replace the disc drive.

  1. IBM Thinkpad T61 Disc Drive Replacement, Disc Drive: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Place the computer on its side so that the disc drive is facing up.

    • Push in the release lever shown.

  2. IBM Thinkpad T61 Disc Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Once the tab pops out, pull it away from the computer to release the disc drive.

  3. IBM Thinkpad T61 Disc Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 IBM Thinkpad T61 Disc Drive Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Pull the disc drive away from the laptop to fully remove it.

  4. IBM Thinkpad T61 Disc Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Insert new disk drive back into laptop

  5. IBM Thinkpad T61 Disc Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Be sure to push the pull tab in as shown in the picture.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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