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Removing and Replacing the CD/DVD Drive for HP Pavilion dv6-7000, dv6-7100 and HP ENVY dv6-7200, dv6-7300 Notebook PCs

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This document applies to HP Pavilion dv6-7x00 series and HP ENVY dv6-7x00 series notebook computers.
HP dv6-7x00 series notebook computer

Before you begin

  • You need a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
  • Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
WARNING:The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
WARNING:Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
CAUTION:This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.

Video overview

View the following video before using the steps in this article.
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Removing the CD/DVD drive

WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Follow the steps in this section to remove the CD/DVD drive.
Step 1

Remove the battery.

For more information about removing the battery, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Battery .
Removing the battery
Step 2

Remove the service door.

For more information about removing the service door, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Service Door .
Removing the service door
Step 3

Remove the screw that secures the CD/DVD drive to the computer.
CD/DVD drive screw
Step 4

Using a small, non-metallic tool, press on the rear edge of the CD/DVD drive to free the CD/DVD drive from its connector.
Pushing out the CD/DVD drive
Step 5

Remove the CD/DVD drive.
Removing the CD/DVD drive

Replacing the CD/DVD drive

Use the steps in this section to replace the CD/DVD drive.
Step 1

Insert the CD/DVD drive into the CD/DVD drive bay until the connector is fully seated.
Inserting the CD/DVD drive
Step 2

Replace the CD/DVD drive screw.
CD/DVD drive screw
Step 3

Replace the service door.

For more information about replacing the service door, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Service Door .
Sliding the service door in
Step 4

Replace the battery.

For more information about replacing the battery, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Battery .
Pressing down on the battery