How remove optical drive in Lenovo Y500

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  1. mar1@mal-tlg.us

    mar1@mal-tlg.us Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I am new - this is my first question and I am moderately familiar with laptops. Bought a Y500 Lenovo with an i7-3632qm chip and 16gb ram but the BluRay optical drive never worked - Lenovo finally sent me what looks like it would fit but can't remove the original optical drive when following ther instructions - since there are screws on the bottom of the laptop as well as the removable module latch, I am wondering if any of the screws need to be loosened or removed so I can remove the bad blu ray drive and install the replacement?

    Many thanks for any help,

    MaryAnn
     
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  3. Harvey

    Harvey Administrator<br>Elite Member
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    ASCII and you shall RECEIVII. :cool:

    Download the Hardware Maintainance Manual for your laptop from Lenovo. Under the section, "Lenovo Y400/Y500," see "Removing and replacing an FRU" (Feild Replaceable Unit) > "1030 Optical drive."
     
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