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Learn to take apart a Dell 48x IDE Internal CD-ROM Drive

  1. Unscrew the top four screws.
    • Unscrew the top four screws.

    • Make sure that you don't mix up the screws.

    • They are different and you don't want to use the wrong screws.

    • Why would they do that?

  2. Take off the plate that you unscrewed last step
    • Take off the plate that you unscrewed last step

    • Put all the parts that you had taken off on the side so you do not lose them

  3. Unscrew the four screws on the next plate.
    • Unscrew the four screws on the next plate.

  4. 4- take off the top plate by lifting the back up and lightly pulling up.
    • 4- take off the top plate by lifting the back up and lightly pulling up.

    • the picture to the left is what it looks like after you take the plate off.

  5. 5-flip over and push the side tabs in and lift the bottom piece off (it might be hard to do but try not to force it off).
    • 5-flip over and push the side tabs in and lift the bottom piece off (it might be hard to do but try not to force it off).

  6. 6-push piece down and slide the disk piece out.
    • 6-push piece down and slide the disk piece out.

  7. 7-what is would look like.
    • 7-what is would look like.

  8. 8-unscrew the three screws on the  spin piece.
    • 8-unscrew the three screws on the spin piece.

  9. 9- unclip the chip in the front/back then lightly lift the piece up.
    • 9- unclip the chip in the front/back then lightly lift the piece up.

    • to put this device back together just do the steps backwards, nothing is hard to do.

    • be cautious because there are wires under the chip do don't pull hard or you are going to break it.

Brandon Frise

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