Manual Ejection Mechanism
All optical units have a manual ejection mechanism, where you can open the drive tray even with the computer turned off or with the drive out of the PC. This is a very old trick, but we will need to use it to open our optical unit. First, locate the manual ejection hole on the front of the unit.
Then get a paper clip, open it and insert it in the hole, like shown in Figure 3.
You will feel some resistance. Push it until the tray is a little bit open, as shown in Figure 4.
Then, just pull the tray with your hands to open it completely.
Now let’s open the optical unit.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Manual Ejection Mechanism
- 3. Opening the Optical Unit
- 4. How to Remove the Logic Board
- 5. How to Remove the Logic Board (Cont’d)
- 6. Mechanical Components
- 7. Optical Pickup Unit
- 8. Optical Pickup Unit (Cont’d)
- 9. Logic Board