Sony | VGN-BX540 | Replacement Instructions | Sony VGN-BX540 Replacement Instructions

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.
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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.
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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.
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