Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) Optical Drive Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Optical Drive on your Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 2 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) Optical Drive.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components.
Dell repair manual service precautions

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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Vostro 500 Optical Drive


Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) Optical Drive

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Remove the battery.
DVD CD Optical Drive

Step 2

  • DVD CD Optical Drive
  • 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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