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ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement

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  1. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Unfasten the lower case: step 1, image 1 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Unfasten the lower case: step 1, image 2 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Unfasten the lower case: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the 14 Phillips screws securing the lower case:

    • Seven 8.8 mm screws

    • Seven 10.1 mm screws

    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the captive screw.

    • Loosening this captive screw will pop up and separate the bottom-right corner of the back cover from the chassis.

    • During reassembly, tighten the captive screw before the rest of the screws.

  2. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 2 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening pick between the lower case and the chassis on the front right edge near the captive screw.

  3. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Release the clips: step 3, image 1 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Release the clips: step 3, image 2 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Release the clips: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the pick along the front edge to release the clips securing the lower case.

    • Repeat this process along the perimeter of the lower case to release the remaining clips.

  4. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 4, image 1 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 4, image 2 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the lower case from the chassis and remove it.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your laptop and test all functions before sealing it up. Be sure to power your laptop back down before you continue working.

  5. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Reposition the tape: step 5, image 1 of 2 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Reposition the tape: step 5, image 2 of 2
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    • Use tweezers or your fingers to peel back the tape on the battery connector.

  6. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Disconnect the locking bar: step 6, image 1 of 2 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Disconnect the locking bar: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently push the locking bar away from the battery connector.

    • Make sure the locking bar is not covering the battery connector, or you may damage the battery connector's socket in the next step.

  7. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 7, image 1 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 7, image 2 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger under the battery connector.

    • Pry under the left edge of the battery connector to disconnect the left side of the connector.

    • Repeat this procedure for the right side of the connector.

  8. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Unfasten the SSD: step 8, image 1 of 2 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Unfasten the SSD: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 4.2 mm screw securing the SSD.

  9. ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Remove the SSD: step 9, image 1 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Remove the SSD: step 9, image 2 of 3 ASUS TUF Dash F15 SSD Replacement, Remove the SSD: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the SSD out of its socket and remove it. Keep the SSD as parallel to the motherboard as possible when pulling on it.

    • Do not pull up at a sharp angle, as this could damage the SSD and the socket.

Conclusion

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn't go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our ASUS TUF answers community for help.

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