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Introduction

This guide will illustrate the steps involved in replacing the laptop's hard drive. This may be necessary if your computer won't boot or if you run out of space.

Parts

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  1. Turn the laptop off and unplug all cables. Flip over so the bottom is facing you.
    • Turn the laptop off and unplug all cables.

    • Flip over so the bottom is facing you.

    • Remove the ten 3mm Torx T5 screws from the bottom cover.

  2. Use a spudger to wedge between the laptop and bottom cover—lift upwards to pry open. Run the spudger along the perimeter of the bottom cover to remove.
    • Use a spudger to wedge between the laptop and bottom cover—lift upwards to pry open.

    • Run the spudger along the perimeter of the bottom cover to remove.

  3. Remove two 4mm black Phillips #1 screws from CD/DVD bracket. Remove the single 4mm silver Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the CD/DVD bracket.
    • Remove two 4mm black Phillips #1 screws from CD/DVD bracket.

    • Remove the single 4mm silver Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the CD/DVD bracket.

    • Remove the CD/DVD bracket.

  4. Remove the four 4mm silver Phillips #1 screws that are holding the hard drive in place.
    • Remove the four 4mm silver Phillips #1 screws that are holding the hard drive in place.

  5. Lift up and remove the hard drive from the motherboard. Lift up and remove the hard drive from the motherboard.
    • Lift up and remove the hard drive from the motherboard.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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