Dell Inspiron 1420/Vostro 1400 (PP26L) 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 1420 / Vostro 1400 (PP26L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 3 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 (PP26L) DVD / CD Optical Drive.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

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Vostro 1400 DVD Optical Drive

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 DVD / CD Optical Drive

Slide the battery out.

Step 1

  • Slide the 2 battery latches towards the outside of the laptop.
  • Slide the battery out.
Using the tip of a screw driver, slide the optical drive bracket to the left.

Step 2

  • Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm optical drive retaining screw.
  • Using the tip of a screw driver, slide the optical drive bracket to the left.
Using the tip of a screw driver, slide the optical drive bracket to the left. Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm optical drive retaining screw.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 3

  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

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