Introduction: Change the DVD-drive of an Acer Aspire 1690

This instructable shows, how to change the DVD-drive of an Acer Aspire 1690 (and potentially other Acers). The pictures are low-res, but should still be helpful in finding the correct screws.

Step 1: Remove All Power

Unplug the power and remove the battery.

Step 2: Remove Screws at the Back.

Remove the three screws at the back of your notebook.

Step 3: Remove the Keyboard Bezel.

From the front remove the keyboard-bezel. This is the part above your keyboard (between the keyboard and the screen). With the three screws removed, this should be quite easy.
I forgot to take a picture with the bezel attached, but here is one without the bezel.

Step 4: Remove the Keyboard Screws.

Remove the two keyboard screws. The keyboard is still attached to the notebook, but can be moved.

Step 5: Remove the Drive-screw.

And here it is. The screw holding the DVD-drive. Remove it and the drive slides out. You might apply little force, but it should go rather smoothly now.

Step 6: Put the Notebook Back Together Again.

Going backwards, put your notebook together again. It is probably not recommended, but you might want to test the drive first.

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TonyD120 made it! (author)2016-06-07

Great thanks a lot. Its exactly the same fix on my Acer aspire 5000. I actualy took the DVD drive from an old aspire 1640 which I got from a sale which had died.

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marcoacer made it! (author)2011-07-08

Very good! Quite simple, I'll try it in few minutes. Many thanks!

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dariob made it! (author)2010-07-31

Perfect!!! I've done all in five minutes. Derek

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Spooneh made it! (author)2009-08-15

Very useful thanks. And I have to admit, the last place I expected to come across such information :p

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Derin made it! (author)2008-10-03

on my ibm thinkpad the drive pops out without removing a single screw because there is a floppy drive that you can plug into the same slot as the cd drive,the slot looks like a room with no drive installed so it is very simple

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priorit made it! (author)2007-10-29

Here's another site explaining the necessary steps:
acerpanam

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