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HP 620 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 620 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
  • Small Torx (T8) screwdriver.
  • Small, flat-bladed screwdriver or a flat-bladed alignment tool.
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
DVD-ROM drive - SATA interface, 12.7 mm tray load - Includes bezel
608141-001 (Modified)
Yes
DVD±RW drive with LightScribe - SATA interface, 12.7 mm tray load - Includes bezel
608140-001 (Modified)
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 (Click here to go to HP Service Media Library), then select Optical drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the optical drive removal video (right-click on the link 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. Remove the 7 mm T8 Torx screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.
  3. Using a flat bladed tool, push the tab on the rear of the optical drive to partially remove it.
  4. Remove the optical drive from the base enclosure.
Optical drive replacement
  1. Insert the optical drive into the optical drive bay until the tray door bezel is flush with the side of the base enclosure.
  2. Replace the 7 mm T8 Torx screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.

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