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HP Notebook PCs - Steps for Removing and Replacing the CD or DVD Drive

This document provides instructions for the removal and replacement of the Optical Drive for the HP Compaq 8710p, HP Compaq 8710w and HP Compaq 8510p series notebook PCs.
Use the video as a guide while following the written instructions below.
To view the video press the Play button on the player control bar below the video.
To stop the video press the Pause button on the player control bar below the video.
To restart the video press the Rewind button on the player control bar below the video.
  note:
Flash Player from Macromedia is required to view this video. Visit the Macromedia website (in English) to download and install Flash Player.
Step 1 - Remove the battery
  1. Slide the battery release latch to the release position.
  2. Slide and hold the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
  3. Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
Step 2 - Remove the optical drive
  1. Remove the T8-9 mm screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.
      note:
    Screw location is indicated by the appropriate icon.
  2. Use a small, flat-bladed tool to push out on the metal tab on the rear of the optical drive to partially eject it from the base enclosure.
  3. Grasp the optical drive bezel and pull the optical drive out of the base enclosure.
Step 3 - Replace the optical drive
  1. Insert the optical drive into the base enclosure until the connector is seated.
  2. Replace the T8-9 mm screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.
Step 4 - Replace the battery
  1. Slide the battery into the battery bay until it is properly seated and the locking latch clicks.

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