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Replace DVD Drive in a Sony Vaio PCG-K23

Bought a new DVD drive for my notebook. Thought I could replace it by removing two screws on the bottom of the notebook. What else do I need to do?

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  • halborowiak Feb 28, 2009

    ...the old DVD drive wont pull out. I cannot see anything holding it in place. The screws are out. Do I really need to take this whole laptop apart to replace something as simple as this?

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Here is the service manual for your unit with an exploded view of the notebook. Post back here if the guide still help you solve your problem.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Feb 25, 2009

    NOTE: This previous post on FixYa says pretty much what you say - two screws and out.

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    John Elliott Feb 28, 2009

    If you open the dvd drive and use the tray as leverage to pull the unit out you may not have to open everything up but if you do have to open the case here is a really good graphical instruction on how to gain access to the DVD drive for removal (you should be able to accomplish the task by step 7).


  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Feb 28, 2009

    Just an addition to my previous...

    Forced removal of the drive if it isn't budging is probably best done from the inside of the unit just so you can get a look at what's impeding it. The guide I linked to previously is probably the best demo I've seen for your model. Read through some of the comments below the article also so you can see what others experienced with the procedures described.

    Cleaning up the fan(s) while you're under there isn't a bad plan either.

    Let me know how it turns out.

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