Introduction

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

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

  2. 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.
    • 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.

  3. 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.
    • 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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  5. 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. 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. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

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