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Optical drive removal - ThinkPad R60e, R61e, R61i

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

Battery pack removal
Palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader removal
Keyboard removal

To replace the optical drive, do the following:

  1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the AC adapter and all cables from the computer.
  2. Remove the battery.
  3. Remove the palm rest or palm rest with fingerprint reader.
  4. Remove the keyboard.
  5. Turn the computer over, remove the screw (1).
    Remove screws

  6. Push the optical drive by using a screwdriver (2) as shown in this figure. Then pull out the optical drive (3).
    Remove optical drive
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