Introduction

This is how to replace your broken or damaged Hard Drive on your Asus UX50V-RX05 laptop.

Make sure the device is powered off before beginning. Use the Plastic Opening tool to pry the five slots up at the top of the keyboard. Use the Plastic Opening tool to pry the five slots up at the top of the keyboard.
  • Make sure the device is powered off before beginning.

  • Use the Plastic Opening tool to pry the five slots up at the top of the keyboard.

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Lift the keyboard slowly but not all of the way out. Use the Plastic Opening tool to open the two black clips on each side of the connecting cords, (LCD flex cable and flex band).
  • Lift the keyboard slowly but not all of the way out.

  • Use the Plastic Opening tool to open the two black clips on each side of the connecting cords, (LCD flex cable and flex band).

  • After pushing each end of the clips out, towards the entering cable, you can then pull out the cable.

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Push out each end of the black clip with a plastic opening tool or nylon spudger to remove the ribbon cable. Push out each end of the black clip with a plastic opening tool or nylon spudger to remove the ribbon cable.
  • Push out each end of the black clip with a plastic opening tool or nylon spudger to remove the ribbon cable.

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Remove the 13 Phillips 4mm head size 5 mm long screws from the back of the laptop. Once the keyboard has been removed, use the spudger tool to pry around the edge of the laptop until it frees. Once the keyboard has been removed, use the spudger tool to pry around the edge of the laptop until it frees.
  • Remove the 13 Phillips 4mm head size 5 mm long screws from the back of the laptop.

  • Once the keyboard has been removed, use the spudger tool to pry around the edge of the laptop until it frees.

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Use the spudger tool to unplug the two cords from the body by pushing on the tabs on the side of each plug towards the cable. Use the spudger tool to unplug the two cords from the body by pushing on the tabs on the side of each plug towards the cable. Use the spudger tool to unplug the two cords from the body by pushing on the tabs on the side of each plug towards the cable.
  • Use the spudger tool to unplug the two cords from the body by pushing on the tabs on the side of each plug towards the cable.

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Now that those two cords are unplugged, you can work on unplugging the black cord. Use either your fingers to pull up on the clear tab, or the spudger tool by pushing the two sides out, like the step before. Use either your fingers to pull up on the clear tab, or the spudger tool by pushing the two sides out, like the step before.
  • Now that those two cords are unplugged, you can work on unplugging the black cord.

  • Use either your fingers to pull up on the clear tab, or the spudger tool by pushing the two sides out, like the step before.

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Now slowly life the plastic cover as to not accidentally damage something.
  • Now slowly life the plastic cover as to not accidentally damage something.

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Using the screwdriver with the JO bit, remove the two Phillips 4 mm head size 5 mm long screws from the Hard Drive. Using the screwdriver with the JO bit, remove the two Phillips 4 mm head size 5 mm long screws from the Hard Drive.
  • Using the screwdriver with the JO bit, remove the two Phillips 4 mm head size 5 mm long screws from the Hard Drive.

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Flip the Hard Drive over without lifting. Using your fingers, unplug the cord by pulling it away from the hard drive.
  • Flip the Hard Drive over without lifting.

  • Using your fingers, unplug the cord by pulling it away from the hard drive.

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Unscrew the four black screws from the Hard Drive and slide it out.
  • Unscrew the four black screws from the Hard Drive and slide it out.

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Conclusion

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

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