Before taking apart your computer at home be sure that your problem cannot be resolved using our troubleshooting guide for this item, or that it is a problem that does not require disassembly.
Turn it upside down and locate the battery release switch.
While holding the switch in the open position, lift out the battery.
Locate and remove the screw shown
It is labeled with a lock symbol
Use the screwdriver to gently push the optical drive out