(DIY) Computer upgrade: how to replace optical drive on hp touchsmart 520

Do it Yourself (DIY) Computer upgrade
how to replace memory on hp touchsmart 520

Before you begin
You need a Phillips head screwdriver.
Remove all CDs and DVDs from the optical drive.
Turn off the computer, and disconnect all cables.
Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
Place the computer face-down on a soft flat surface.
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
let’s start…
Remove the VESA cover
Loosen each of the three captive Phillips head screws
Remove the rear cover to access the internal components

CD/DVD Drive
Hard Drive
System FAN
Memory and CMOS battery

Remove the Phillips head screw for the CD/DVD drive
Push out on the small bracket
at the rear of the optical drive and…
…pull the drive out the side of the computer
compare optical drive
sata and power connector
…eject button and emergency eject hole
Detach the two small screws from the
bracket at the rear of the optical drive
Attach the bracket to the optical drive
use a paper clip and straighten it out…
…insert it into the hole emergency eject
(it’s a very small hole near eject button)
Remove the CD/DVD drive bezel
To replace the CD/DVD drive bezel,
align the tabs on the bezel.
Then swing and press the bezel into place
Slide the drive into its cage , until…
…the screw hole on the rear bracket of the drive
aligns whit the screw hole inside the computer

Align the rear cover onto the back of the computer…
…making sure the cover is correctly placed over the side I/O ports.
Press down firmly until the cover snaps into place.
The bottom edge will not be flush against the front bezel
Replace the three screws on the rear cover
Replace the VESA cover

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