Before you begin You need a Phillips head screwdriver.
Remove all CDs and DVDs from the optical drive.
Turn off the computer, and disconnect all cables.
Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
Place the computer face-down on a soft flat surface.
WARNING:Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Remove the VESA cover Loosen each of the three captive Phillips head screws Remove the rear cover to access the internal components Memory and CMOS Battery Hard Drive – HP touchsmart 520 System FAN – HP touchsmart 520 CD/DVD Drive – HP touchsmart 520 Remove the Phillips head screw for the CD/DVD drive Push out on the small bracket at the rear of the optical drive and.
Pull the drive out the side of the computer compare optical drive sata and power connector.
Eject button and emergency eject hole Detach the two small screws from the bracket at the rear of the optical drive Attach the bracket to the optical drive use a paper clip and straighten it out.
Insert it into the hole emergency eject(it's a very small hole near eject button) Remove the CD/DVD drive bezel To replace the CD/DVD drive bezel,align the tabs on the bezel.
Then swing and press the bezel into place Slide the drive into its cage , until.
The screww hole on the rear bracket of the drive aligns whit the screw hole inside the computer Align the rear cover onto the back of the computer.
Making sure the cover is correctly placed over the side I/O ports.
Press down firmly until the cover snaps into place.
The bottom edge will not be flush against the front bezel Replace the three screws on the rear cover Replace the VESA cover how to replace optical drive on hp touchsmart 520.