I follow the instruction to open the box, but you don't have to take the whole computer apart to get to the part. You can work on the side where the part is and it is much more easier. The chance of breaking a wire is less likely. I recommend that once the box is open and the mainboard is exposed, that the person on unscrew the left speakers, remove the screw near the small left speaker. Remove the screws that secure the PC Card tray, remove the tray. Remove the screws that secure the electronic eye to the top left, remove the screw that secure the dc board and the parts is ready to come out.