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HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Optical Drive

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the Optical Drive for the HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook PC.

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Minimum skill level

The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.

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Tools required

  • Small, Phillips-head P0 screwdriver

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Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the Optical Drive that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .

Description
Part Number
Requires Return
DVD±RW and CD-RW Double-Layer Combo Drive
418866-001
Yes
DVD±RW and CD-RW Combo Drive
418865-001
Yes
DVD-ROM drive
418864-001
Yes
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labeled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.

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Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the Optical Drive, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library , then select Optical Drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the Optical Drive removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Optical Drive removal

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Remove the battery. Click here for instructions to remove the Battery .

  3. Remove the 4 mm P0 Phillips-head screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.
    NOTE: Screw location is indicated by the appropriate icon.
  4. Press and release the eject icon on the end of the optical drive front bezel to partially eject the optical drive.

  5. Grasp the sides and pull the optical drive out of the base enclosure.

Optical Drive replacement

  1. Insert the optical drive into the base enclosure until the connector is seated.

  2. Replace the 4 mm P0 Phillips-head screw that secures the optical drive to the base enclosure.

  3. Replace the battery. Click here for instructions to replace the Battery .

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Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .

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