Introduction

Before starting this guide, make sure to back up all the computer data.

Unplug and power off the laptop.
  • Unplug and power off the laptop.

    • If the battery is still connected to the laptop, remove the battery.

Add Comment

Flip over the laptop so that the back panel of the laptop is facing up.
  • Flip over the laptop so that the back panel of the laptop is facing up.

Add Comment

Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 6.5 mm Phillips #1 screws. Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened.
  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 6.5 mm Phillips #1 screws.

    • Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened.

Add Comment

Remove the back panel of the laptop. Remove the back panel of the laptop. Remove the back panel of the laptop.
  • Remove the back panel of the laptop.

Add Comment

Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Connect a grounding cord to a metal interface on the laptop.
  • Connect a grounding cord to a metal interface on the laptop.

  • Ground the laptop to prevent static electricity from damaging the electrical components inside the laptop.

Add Comment

Use the  Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 3.5mm Phillips #1 screw. Use the  Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 3.5mm Phillips #1 screw.
  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 3.5mm Phillips #1 screw.

Add Comment

Slide the bracket towards you to release it from the frame. Slide the bracket towards you to release it from the frame.
  • Slide the bracket towards you to release it from the frame.

Add Comment

Use the black tab to pull the hard drive up and out of the laptop. Use the black tab to pull the hard drive up and out of the laptop. Use the black tab to pull the hard drive up and out of the laptop.
  • Use the black tab to pull the hard drive up and out of the laptop.

Add Comment

Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.5 Phillips #1 screws. Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.5 Phillips #1 screws.
  • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.5 Phillips #1 screws.

Add Comment

Remove the hard drive from the bracket and install the new hard drive.
  • Remove the hard drive from the bracket and install the new hard drive.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

Pnithan Jantarakolica

Member since: 09/22/2016

1,039 Reputation

10 Guides authored

Team

UC Davis, Team 2-4, Oliver Fall 2016 Member of UC Davis, Team 2-4, Oliver Fall 2016

UCD-OLIVER-F16S2G4

5 Members

10 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 2

Past 7 Days: 3

Past 30 Days: 22

All Time: 193