VGN-BX Series Optical Disk Drive Replacement Instructions IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process. 9 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.* 9 Place your notebook computer on a clean, stable and covered surface to avoid damage to the computer's case.* 9 Follow the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage prevention instructions: o Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible. o Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up. 9 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. Step 1. Prepare the Computer. 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. Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack. Unlock the battery pack and locate the release tab as shown in the picture. With your thumbs, push the tab in the release direction and gently lift up the battery pack. Place the computer upside down on a protected surface with the front edge facing you. P/N 994636600 Rev. B 1/2 Step 3. Remove completely the battery pack from the computer and set aside. VGN-BX Series Optical Disk Drive Replacement Instructions Step 4. Locate the ODD Bay. Step 5. Unlock the ODD Latch. Rotate the computer with the Optical Disk Drive (ODD) Bay facing you as shown in the picture. Use your thumb or finger and gently press the ODD latch in to release the pressure. Step 7. Pull the ODD Bay away from the computer as shown. Some force may be required to disconnect the ODD Bay. Step 8. Remove completely the ODD Bay. Step 10. With an even force slide in the new ODD Bay. Step 11. Make sure the new ODD Bay is seating flush on the edge of the computer. P/N 994636600 Rev. B 2/2 Step 6. To initiate the removal of the ODD Bay, pull slightly the ODD latch as shown. Step 9. Install New ODD Bay. Hold the new ODD Bay by the edges and align it with the opening. Step 12. Lock the ODD Latch. Return the old ODD Bay to Sony following the included shipping instructions.