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Replacing the optical drive - ThinkCentre A63 (type 3317, 4013, 4478, 5043, 5237, 5393, 5526, and 6674)


Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the "Important safety information" in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:

This section provides instructions on how to replace the optical drive.

To replace the optical drive, do the following:

  1. Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the computer cover".
  2. Remove the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel"
  3. Disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the rear of the optical drive.
  4. Press the blue release button and remove the optical drive out of the front of the computer.

Removing the optical drive

  1. Remove the retaining bracket from the optical drive being replaced and install it on the new optical drive.

Retaining bracket for optical drive

  1. Slide the new optical drive into the bay from the front until it snaps into position.
  2. Connect the signal cable and the power cable to the optical drive.
  3. Go to "Completing the FRU replacement".
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-74483
  • Document ID: PD011464
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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