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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conclusion

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

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