Sony VGN-NW180J Installation guide

Sony VGN-NW180J Installation guide
VGN-NW Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process.
Before you begin, place your notebook computer on a clean or covered surface to avoid
damage to the computer's case.*
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.
Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of your notebook
computer.*
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 damage caused by incorrect handling of the notebook computer.
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Step 1. Prepare the Computer.
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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.
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Lift to remove
Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack.
1. Slide the left battery tab to the
unlock position.
2. With your right thumb, slide the
right battery tab in the release
direction and hold.
3. Lift the battery to remove.
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(ODD Removal) Steps 3-6
Step 3. Locate ODD Bay.
Rotate the computer with the Optical
Disk Drive (ODD) Bay facing you as
shown in the picture.
VGN-NW Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the (2) screws
securing the ODD Bay.
Step 7. Carefully remove the ODD
assembly.
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Rev. B
pull the ODD in the direction shown in the
above picture.
(ODD Disassembly) Steps 8-10
Step 8. After the ODD is completely
removed, identify the (4) side screws
that mount the ODD brackets to the
ODD.
Step 6. With even force, slide out the
ODD as shown. Some force may be
required to unlock the ODD from the
connector.
Step 9. Firmly but carefully hold the
ODD. Remove the screws & brackets
and set them aside. The screws &
brackets will be used on the new
ODD provided.
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Step 10. All brackets & screws should
now be removed. Please arrange the
brackets & screws as shown above. Set
old ODD aside.
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Step 5. To initiate the removal of the ODD,
(ODD assembly) Steps 11-14
Step 11. Take the new ODD and bezel
provided in the CRU kit and prepare for
assembly.
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Note! Identify tabs on the bezel and
tab holes located on the ODD.
VGN-NW Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
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Step 12. Align the tabs on the bezel
with the tab holes located on the ODD.
Firmly but carefully press the bezel into
place.
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Step 13. Position the new ODD (Label
side down) and identify the correct
bracket with the correct side it is to be
mounted. Notice the different shapes
for each bracket and the way the
available screw holes should align.
Step 14. Firmly but carefully hold the
ODD and begin the re-installation of
the screws & brackets.
(ODD Reinstallation Steps 15-17)
Note! All brackets should sit flush.
The stamped letters located on the
brackets should all be facing the
same direction.
Step 15. Hold the new ODD assembly
by the edges and align it with the
opening.
Step 16. With an even force slide in
the new ODD Bay.
IMPORTANT! Install the new ODD in the
correct position as shown in picture.
Step 11. Reinstall the battery pack
and AC Adaptor.
Return the old ODD to Sony
following
the
included
shipping instructions.
Step 17. Make sure the new ODD is
seated flush on the edge of the
computer.
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Rev. B
Step 18. Reinstall the two screws
previously removed.
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