1. First of all, you need to shut off your computer
To do this press the power button on the front of the computer after
you have shut it down from Start> Shutdown on your start menu.
Unplug the power cord from your computer. This is the big
black/white/grey plug that plugs into the power supply on the back of
3. Unplug the rest of the wires from the back of the computer.
4. Find a sturdy flat surface on which to work on.
Unscrew all screws from the back of your computer except the power
supply screws. You will make a mess if you unscrew the power supply
6. Open your computer up by taking the side panel off,
or sliding the cover off. It might be difficult but it will come off if
you have taken all the screws out.
5. Now before touching
anything inside, it is a good idea to hook up to an anti-static wrist
strap. If you dont have an anti-static wrist strap, just touch the side
of the computer where it is metal to deshock yourself. Then when you
touch the inner components you wont risk damaging any of them.
Find the CD-Rom drive, it should be about 1.5 inch thick 5 inches wide,
and 6 inches long. Unplug all plugs from the back of the cd-rom drive,
there should be an IDE (wide) plug, a cd plug (small) and a power plug
8. Once you find the CD-Rom drive, find the screws
holding it onto the chassis. unscrew those screws on both sides of the
Cd-rom drive. Be careful not to unscrew any screws holding the cd-rom
9. Now, you just have to remove the cd-rom
drive, carefully by sliding it either forward or backward. Check the
jumpers on your new cd-rom before moving to the next step. A typical
cd-rom drive should be set on slave if it is using the same IDE cable
on the same cable.
10. Now that you've removed the cd-rom
drive the next step is to install your new CD-rom drive. To do this,
simply slide the cd-rom drive in from the front of the computer,
controls facing forward. Plug all the plugs back into the cd-rom and
screw everything back into place.