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VPCSB Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
These easy instructions will guide you through the Hard Drive 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 differ 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.
Prepare the Computer
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.
Battery Pack Removal
NOTE: If your unit is configured with an
Extended Battery Pack, it must be
removed
before
beginning
this
procedure.
Extended Battery Pack Removal
Step 1. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the two (2)
screws securing the Battery Door.
Put the screws aside to re-secure
the Door later in the procedure.
1) Slide the “LOCK” battery tab up to
the unlock position.
2) Slide the “RELEASE” battery tab to
the right and hold.
3) Rotate the battery up to remove.
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VPCSB Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 2. Slide the Battery Door towards
the Bottom edge of the unit to remove.
ODD Removal
Step 1. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the two (2) screws
securing the ODD Assembly.
Step 3: The Battery Pack is located as
shown.
Step 4. Locate the Battery Lock. Slide
down to the “UNLOCK” position and
hold. Grasp the Battery from the Left
side and lift up to remove.
Step 2. Insert your fingers in the space
between the ODD and the unit. Gently
slide the ODD away from the unit.
Step 3. Carefully remove the ODD
Assembly from the unit.
Put the screws aside to re-secure the
ODD later in the procedure.
ODD Disassembly
Step 2. Remove the screws & brackets.
Step 1. Identify the four (4) screws which
secure the ODD Brackets to the ODD.
Put the ODD Brackets and screws
aside for transfer to the new ODD.
Step 3. Arrange the Brackets &
screws as shown above and then set
the old ODD aside.
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VPCSB Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
ODD Assembly
NOTE: Identify tabs on the Bezel and
tab holes located on the ODD.
Step 2. Align the tabs on the Bezel
with the tab holes located on the
ODD. Carefully press the Bezel into
place.
Step 4. Using the ODD Screws, install
the Brackets onto the new ODD.
NOTE: After installation, all brackets
should sit flush with the ODD. The
stamped letters located on the
brackets should all be facing the same
direction.
Step 1. Take the new ODD and Bezel
provided in the CRU kit and prepare for
assembly.
Old Hard Drive
DriveDrive
Step 3. Position the new ODD (Label
side down) and identify the correct
Bracket with the corresponding ODD
side (as shown).
Take note of the different shapes for
each Bracket and the proper
alignment of the screw holes.
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VPCSB Series Optical Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
ODD Installation
Step 1. Align the ODD assembly
properly (label side down) and slide into
the computer.
Step 2. Make sure the new ODD is
seated flush on the edge of the
Computer.
Step 3. Reinstall the two (2) ODD Bay
screws to secure.
Step 2. Re-attach the Hard Drive/Battery
Door by sliding up towards the unit.
Verify the Door sits completely flush.
Step 3. Re-install the two (2) Hard
Drive Door screws to secure the Door.
Battery Reinstallation
Step 1. Reinstall the Battery into the
Battery Bay.
Step 4. Reconnect the AC Adaptor.
Return the old Optical Drive to
Sony using the included
shipping instructions.
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Rev. B
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