Sony VPCS1 User's manual
VPCS1 Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
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:
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
* Sony is not responsible for damage caused by incorrect handling of the notebook computer.
Optical Disk Drive
Hard Drive Door
Hard Drive Door
Prepare the Computer
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.
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Lift to remove
Remove the Battery Pack
Step 2.
1) Slide the left battery tab to the
unlock position.
2) With your right thumb, slide the
right battery tab to the left and hold.
3) Lift the battery with your left thumb
using the notch at the bottom.
ODD Removal
(Steps 3-8)
Step 3. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the two (2)
screws securing the Hard Drive Door.
Put aside the Hard Drive Door
to re-secure the Hard
Drive Door later in the procedure.
VPCS1 Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Slide the Hard Drive Door away
from the unit, and lift to remove.
Step 5. Locate the Optical Disk Drive
(ODD) Bay.
Step 6. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the (2) screws
securing the ODD Bay.
Put aside the ODD Bay screws for
later in the procedure.
ODD Disassembly
(Steps 9-11)
Step 7. Insert the enclosed screwdriver
in the notch exposing the ODD Bracket
(metal). Push to remove the ODD.
Step 8. Carefully remove the ODD from
the unit.
Step 9. Identify the (4) side screws
that secure the ODD brackets to the
Step 10.
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Step 11.
Arrange the brackets &
screws as shown above, and then set
the old ODD aside.
ODD Assembly
(Steps 12-15)
Step 12. Take the new ODD and
bezel provided in the CRU kit and
prepare for assembly.
VPCS1 Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Note: Identify tabs on the bezel and tab
holes located on the ODD.
Step 15. Using the ODD screws, install
the ODD Brackets onto the new ODD.
Step 13. Align the tabs on the bezel
with the tab holes located on the ODD.
Carefully press the bezel into place.
NOTE: After installation, all brackets
should sit flush. The stamped letters
located on the brackets should all be
facing the same direction.
Step 14. Position the new ODD
(Label side down) and identify the
correct bracket with the correct side to
be secured. Notice the different shape
of each bracket and the alignment of
the Bracket and ODD screw holes.
(Steps 16-20)
Step 16. Align the ODD properly and
fully slide into the computer.
Step 17. Ensure that the new ODD is
seated flush on the edge of the
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Step 18. Reinstall the two (2) ODD Bay
screws to secure the ODD.
Step 19. Re-attach the Hard Drive Door
by sliding it towards the unit.
VPCS1 Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 21. Reinstall the battery pack and
AC Adaptor.
Power on your computer and continue
with the recovery process by following
the instructions described on the back
of the recovery disk’s case.
Step 20. Re-install the two (2) Hard
Drive Door Screws to secure the Door
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Return the old ODD to Sony
following the included
shipping instructions.
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