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VPCEE 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.
Before you begin, remove any jewelry you may be wearing to prevent scratches to 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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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.
Step 1. Place the computer upside
down on a protected surface with the
front edge facing you.
P/N 989201979
Rev. B
Battery Pack Removal
Step 2.
1) Slide the Right Battery Tab to the
unlock position.
2) With your Left thumb, slide the Left
Battery Tab up and hold.
3) Lift the Battery with your Right
thumb using the Notch at the
Bottom of the Battery to remove.
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Optical Drive Removal
(Steps 3-6)
Step 3. The Optical Disk Drive (ODD)
is located on the Left side of the unit
as shown.
VPCEE Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the screw securing
the ODD Bay. Put aside the ODD Bay
screw to re-secure the ODD Bay later
in the procedure.
Step 5. Insert your fingers in the space
between the ODD and the unit. Gently
pull towards the Left to remove the
ODD.
Step 6. Carefully remove the ODD
assembly from the unit.
ODD Disassembly (Steps 7-9)
Step 8. Remove the screws & bracket.
Put the ODD Bracket and screws
aside for transfer to the New ODD.
Step 9. Arrange the bracket & screws
as shown above. Set the Old ODD
aside.
Step 7. Identify the four (4) side screws
that secure the ODD brackets to the
ODD.
ODD Assembly (Steps 10-13)
NOTE: Identify the tabs on the Bezel
Step 10. Take the new ODD and Bezel and tab holes located on the ODD.
provided in the CRU kit and prepare for
assembly.
P/N 989201979
Rev. B
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Step 11. Align the tabs on the Bezel
with the tab holes located on the
ODD. Carefully press the Bezel into
place.
VPCEE Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 12. Position the New ODD (Label
side down) The Bracket should be
aligned on the Right side of the ODD.
Take note of the proper alignment of the
screw holes.
ODD Installation
(Steps 14-16)
Step 14. Align the ODD assembly
properly (label side down) and slide into
the computer.
Step 13. Using the ODD Screws, install
the ODD Brackets onto the New ODD.
NOTE: All brackets should sit flush
with the ODD.
Step 15. Make sure the new ODD is
seated flush on the edge of the
computer.
Step 16. Reinstall the ODD Bay
screw to secure the ODD Assembly.
Step 17. Reinstall the battery pack and
AC Adaptor.
Return the old ODD to Sony
following the included
shipping instructions.
P/N 989201979
Rev. B
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