VGN-N1xx 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: o o ü Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible. Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up. 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. Eject the Drive Tray. Step 2. Prepare the Computer. Power on the PC, eject the Close the screen. Place your CD/DVD drive tray by pressing the computer upside down on a button on the drive door. protected surface with the front edge facing towards you. Next, properly turn off the PC, leaving the tray ejected. The CD/DVD drive tray should now be facing towards the right side of the unit. P/N 994644000 Rev. C 1/2 Step 3. Remove the Battery Pack. CAUTION! Disconnect the power cord and remove the battery. Failure to do so can result in damage to the PC. VGN-N1xx Series Optical Disk Drive Replacement Instructions ODD Bay Step 4. Locate ODD Bay. Step 5. Unscrew the ODD Bay. Step 6. Remove the ODD Bay. Rotate the computer with the Optical Disk Drive (ODD) Bay facing you as shown in the picture Using the enclosed magnetic screwdriver, loosen up the two (2) screws securing the ODD Bay. Slide open the CD/DVD drive by first grasping the tray and then ODD Bay at both sides and slowly pulling the drive away from the PC. Note: Some force may be required to initiate the removal of the drive. Step 7. Install new CD/DVD Drive. Step 8. Align new CD/DVD Drive Step 9. Secure the ODD Bay Gently insert the new CD/DVD drive into the unit as shown in the picture. Push both sides of the drive faceplate with equal force towards the PC. When the installation is done properly, the drive faceplate should be flat with the PC, and the screw holes should be aligned with the screw openings. Using the enclosed magnetic screwdriver, reinstall the two (2) screws to secure the ODD Bay. P/N 994644000 Rev. C 2/2 Reinstall the battery pack and return the old CD/DVD drive to Sony following the included shipping instructions.