Introduction

If your hard drive needs replacement or upgrading, use this guide to remove your old storage device and install a new one.

Remove the 13 indicated screws (6.2 mm) using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 13 indicated screws (6.2 mm) using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Insert your plastic opening tool between the bottom case and the rest of the laptop.
  • Insert your plastic opening tool between the bottom case and the rest of the laptop.

  • Using the plastic opening tool as a lever, apply downward pressure on the tool to lift the bottom up.

  • Make your way around the case with the tool, every so often applying downward pressure to lift the bottom up.

  • Lift the bottom off the laptop.

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  • Make sure you have properly grounded yourself to avoid potentially damaging any internal components by wearing the anti-static wrist strap and attaching the clip end to metal.

  • Press and hold the button pointed to on the motherboard for 5 seconds.

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  • Dislodge the battery's connector to the motherboard by using the plastic opening tool as a lever on the two small plastic tabs that stick out on either side of the connector.

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  • Unscrew the two 6.2 mm Phillips #1 head screws on either side of the battery as indicated.

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  • Lift the battery up and off the rest of the laptop.

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  • Holding the laptop in place, slide the hard drive horizontally out from the SATA connector.

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Conclusion

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

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