Dell Inspiron 1520/1521 (PP22L) Optical Drive Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the DVD CD Optical Drive on your Dell Inspiron 1520 / 1521 (PP22L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 1 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1520 / 1521 (PP22L) DVD CD Optical Drive.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components.
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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screw driver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

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Inspiron 1521 DVD Optical Drive

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1520 / 1521 DVD CD Optical Drive

On the bottom of the laptop, unscrew the single 2.5mm x 5mm retaining screw.

Step 1

  • Remove the battery.
  • On the bottom of the laptop, unscrew the single 2.5mm x 5mm retaining screw.
  • Use a screw driver to slide the optical drive out of the bay by pushing on the metal bracket where the screw was.

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