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VGN-NSxx Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process. If you need
additional help, please call 1-866-651-7669 for technical support from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm EST.
ü Before you begin, place your notebook computer on a clean or 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 Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of your notebook
computer.*
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.
1.
Push left tab in the unlock position
2.
ODD Bay
3.
Step 1. Prepare the Computer.
Lift to remove
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.
Place the computer upside down on a
protected surface with the front edge
facing you.
Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack.
1.
2.
3.
Slide the left battery tab to the
unlock position.
With your right thumb, slide the
right battery tab in the release
direction and hold.
Remove the battery by lifting the
side where the arrow is pointing.
(ODD Removal) Steps 3-6
Step 3. Locate the ODD Bay.
Rotate the computer with the Optical
Disk Drive (ODD) facing you as shown
in the picture.
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VGN-NSxx Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Using the magnetic screwdriver,
Step 5. To initiate the removal of the ODD,
Step 6. With even force, slide out the
remove the three (3) screws securing the
ODD.
pull slightly the ODD door as shown in the
picture.
ODD as shown. Some force may be
required to unlock the ODD from the
connector.
Step 7. Hold the new ODD assembly by the
Step 8. Make sure the new ODD is seated
Step 9. Secure the new ODD by re-
edges and align it with the opening.
flush on the edge of the computer.
installing the three (3) screws previously
removed.
(ODD Reinstallation) Steps 7-9
IMPORTANT! Install the new ODD in the
correct position as shown in picture.
Step 10. Reinstall the battery pack. Return
the old ODD to Sony following the included
shipping instructions.
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Rev. A
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