If your HP Pavilion DV6000 series laptop computer has a bad DVD
drive, use the following steps to replace the drive
Purchase a new DVD drive to replace the old HP drive. You can use any
slim DVD drive with a 50-pin ATAPI IDE Interface Connector. You will
probably want a DVD burner since the original drive was capable of
burning DVDs. The drive I used to replace the HP drive is a LG Black
IDE Super-multi Slim Notebook DVD Rewriter - OEM version.
Unplug the power cord from your HP laptop. Remove the laptop battery
from the back of the computer. This will eliminate the chance of power
damage to your computer
Ground yourself by touching a metal object or touch your screwdriver on
the ground while touching part of the metal. Unscrew the DVD drive
screw circled in the Step 2 photo. Using a small Phillips head
screwdriver turn the screw counter-clockwise until it is completely
loosened. You may need to flip the computer over to get the screw to
fall out. Put the screw in a safe location for later.
Put a small pointed tip object (a paper clip will also work) into the
drive release hole on the face of the DVD drive. Use the hole to pull
the drive out from the laptop body.
Remove the mounting bracket from the old DVD drive. There are two small
Phillips head screws that need to be removed by turning them
counterclockwise. Match the bracket up with the holes on the side
opposite of the connection port. Using the two screws you just removed,
secure the mounting bracket to the new DVD drive by tightening them in
the clockwise direction.
Remove the original HP DVD drive face plate from the old drive. It can
be removed by working it back and forth to loosen the faceplate. Once
it is loose you should be able to pull the faceplate off.
Do the same for the new drive. Once the DVD faceplate is off, match the
tabs of the original HP faceplate up and press in until it clicks into
The new drive is now ready to install into the HP DV6000 series laptop.
There is no need to hook up IDE cables and power cables. The new drive
can simply be slid into the HP laptop.
Find the screw from Step 3. Make sure the DVD drive is pressed in all
the way. Install the small Phillips head screw in the back of the
laptop and tighten by turning clockwise.