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HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Optical Drive

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Optical drive for the HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook PC.
Minimum skill level
The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.
Tools required
  • T8-9 mm screw driver
  • P1 Phillips-head screw driver
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the Optical Drive that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP.
Description
Part Number
Requires Return
CD-ROM drive (MultiBay II) - 24X read speed
380768-001 (Original)
416967-001 (Modified)
Yes
DVD-ROM drive (Multibay II) - 8X speed
373314-001 (Original)
Yes
DVD-ROM drive (MultiBay II) - 8X read speed, 12.7 mm form factor
380770-001 (Original)
416968-001 (Modified)
Yes
DVD-ROM/CD-RW combination drive (Fixed Bay) - 24X CD-R write, 24X CD-RW rewrite, 24X CD-ROM read, 8X DVD read
380772-001 (Original)
416970-001 (Modified)
Yes
DVD/RW optical disk drive (Fixed Bay) - 8X speed, 12.7mm form factor REQUIRES RETURN OF DEFECTIVE PART
380773-001 (Original)
416971-001 (Modified)
Yes
DVD/RW optical disk drive (Fixed Bay) - 4X speed, 12.7mm form factor
380771-001 (Original)
416969-001 (Modified)
Yes
DVD/RW combination drive (Multibay II) - 2.4X DVD+R write, 2.4X DVD+RW rewrite, 2X DVD-R write, 2X DVD-RW rewrite, 24X CD-R write, 10X CD-RW rewrite, 24X CD-ROM read, 8X DVD read
375557-001 (Original)
Yes
  note:
For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.
Summary of instructions
To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the Optical drive, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library, then select Optical drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Right-click on the video link above to open in a new window/tab.
Optical drive removal
  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:
      caution:
    Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Loosen the captive P1 Phillips-head screw that secures the memory/Mini PCI cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  3. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the outside edge of the memory/Mini PCI cover and remove it.
  4. Remove the T8-9 mm screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.
  5. Insert a paper clip or thin metal rod into the manual release hole on the front bezel of the optical drive and press firmly.
  6. Grasp the side rails of the drive tray to pull the optical drive out and remove.
  7. Push the drive tray back into the optical drive.
Optical drive replacement
  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.
  3. Toe the memory/Mini PCI cover into the enclosure.
  4. Tighten the captive P1 Phillips-head screw.

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