Sony | VGN-AR130G | Replacement Instructions | Sony VGN-AR130G Replacement Instructions

VGN-AR Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process.
ü To avoid electric shock, please make sure product is turned off and AC Adaptor is disconnected
from the power source. Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of
your notebook computer.*
ü Place your notebook computer on a clean, stable and covered surface to avoid damage to the
computer’s case.*
ü Follow the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage prevention instructions:
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Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible.
Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up.
ü The appearance of the electronic components shown in the illustrations may be different from the
components shipped. This slight difference does not affect the accuracy of these instructions.
* Sony is not responsible for any loss of data associated with your computer or any damage caused by incorrect handling of
the computer under these procedures. The terms of your Sony limited warranty continue to apply.
Push tabs in the release direction
Step 1. Prepare the Computer.
Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack.
CAUTION: Make sure the
computer is turned off, the lid is
closed, and the AC Adapter is
disconnected. Failure to do so can
result in damage to the computer.
Locate the two tabs as shown in the Rotate the computer with the
picture. One is on the left end of the Optical Disk Drive (ODD) Bay
battery pack, and the other is located facing you as shown in the picture.
on the right side. Using your thumbs
and fingers push both tabs in the
release direction; gently push the
battery pack away from you.
Place the computer upside down on
a protected surface with the front
edge facing you.
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Step 3. Locate ODD Bay.
VGN-AR Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Remove the ODD Bay.
Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, loosen up the three (3)
screws securing the ODD Bay.
Step 5. To initiate the removal of the
ODD Bay, pull slightly the ODD door
as shown in the picture.
Step 6. With even force slide out
the ODD as shown. Some force
may be required to unlock the ODD
from the connector.
Step 7. Hold the new ODD Bay by
the edges and align it with the
opening. IMPORTANT! Install the
new ODD in the correct position.
Step 8. With an even force slide in
the new ODD Bay.
Step 9. Make sure the new ODD
Bay is seating flush on the edge of
the computer.
Step 12. Reinstall the battery pack.
Return the old ODD to Sony
following the included shipping
instructions.
Step 10. IMPORTANT! Make sure
the three (3) mounting holes are
aligned properly.
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Rev. C
Step 11. Reinstall the three (3)
previously removed screws.
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