Sunday, June 05, 2016

How to dissemble – Apple USB Super drive – How to remove the case – How to remove the optical drive – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the holding baord
  • How to remove the optical drive 

Apple USB Super drive

To open the SuperDrive we must remove the lower case.
The lower case is attached by 8 clips.
6 along the sides
2 on the back 
Insert a metal spudger down between the black lower case and the aluminum upper case. Lightly pry back to gently lift the clip out of place, just far enough to disengage.
Don't lift to far, or the clip on opposite side of drive will be wedged in place.
Repeat Step 2 for each of the 8 clips. Continue until all of the clips have been disengaged and the lower case is free.
Lift off and set aside the lower case.
Remove the screws holding optical drive in the upper case three 3.8 mm with 1 mm deep head #00 Phillips head screws.
Lift the optical drive from the thick side, then pull out.
Be careful of the wires still running from the drive to case.
When re-installing the optical drive insert tongue in groove side first, as pictured.
Remove screws holding the board to optical drive. two 3.8 mm #00 Phillips head screws.
Use a plastic opening tool to remove the board from the optical drive. The optical drive is now free from the case.