Upgrade Your Laptop's CD/DVD Drive to Blu-Ray!!

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This Instructable will show you how to upgrade your laptop's cd\dvd drive to blu-ray, giving you the ability to play & burn cd's, dvd's and blu-rays.

Make sure you have the right size drive before you upgrade. Laptop dvd and blu-ray drives come in 7.5mm, 9.5mm and 12.7mm.

Next you will need a program to play blu-ray disks a good one to use if Power DVD

Link : http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/trials/powerdvd-ultra/download_en_CA.html

Step 1: Gather Materials

You will need :

  • A portable Blu-Ray Drive
  • A small Philips screwdriver
  • A small Flat edged Screw Driver
  • An unbent paper clip

Step 2: Take Portable Blu-Ray Drive Apart

1. Flip the portable Blu-Ray Drive upside down

2. Take out all the screws

3. Remove the back

4. Remove the Blu-Ray Drive from it's shell

5. Disassemble

  • Remove everything attached to the Blu-Ray Drive

Step 3: Prepare Your Laptop

1. Make sure your laptop is turned off

2. Set your laptop on a clean flat surface

3. Flip it Upside Down

4. Take out the Battery

Step 4: Remove Cd/Dvd Drive From Laptop

1. Take out the centre screw holding the Cd\Dvd Drive in place

2. Pull the Cd\Dvd Drive out of your Laptop

a) Open the Cd/Dvd Drive

  • Take an unbent paperclip and stick it in the pin hole (Release) on the Cd/Dvd Drive faceplate/bezel to open it

b) Carefully pull the Cd/Dvd Drive out of your Laptop

Step 5: Put Blu-Ray Drive in Laptop

1. Remove the faceplate/bezel Attached to the Cd/Dvd Drive

a) Flip the Cd/Dvd Drive upside down

b) Using a small flat edged screw driver, push the tab down and out at the same time

c) Pull the faceplat/bezel off of the Cd/Dvd Drive carefully making sure that none of the tabs break

2. Remove the faceplate/bezel Attached to the Blu-Ray Drive

a) Flip the Blu-Ray Drive upside down

b) Using a small flat edged screw driver, push the tab down and out at the same time

c) Pull the faceplat/bezel off of the Blu-Ray Drive carefully making sure that none of the tabs break

d) Close the Blu-Ray Drive

3. Attach the Cd/Dvd Drive faceplate/bezel to the Blu-Ray Drive

a) Make sure the faceplate/bezel is lined up properly

b) Push the faceplate/bezel into the Blu-Ray Drive until you hear it snap into place

4. Remove the metal plate attached to the Cd/Dvd Drive

  • Remove the 2 screws holding the metal plate in place

5. Attach the metal plate to the Blu-Ray Drive

  • Make sure the lip on the metal plate in facing towards the bottom on the Blu-Ray Drive

6. Put the Blu-Ray Drive in your laptop

7. Put the screws back in your Laptop

8. Put the Battery back in you Laptop

Step 6: Download a Program to Play Blu-Ray Movies

PowerDVD 14 Ultra :

* http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/trials/index_en_US.html

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