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Introduction

Hard drives store all your data, but they are slow and can fail. This guide will show you how to replace a broken or slow hard drive with a different hard drive or solid state drive.

  1. Ensure your device is OFF before beginning this procedure.
    • Ensure your device is OFF before beginning this procedure.

    • Unscrew the 5 mm Phillips head screw holding the drive in place.

  2. Pull out the disk drive.
    • Pull out the disk drive.

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  4. Unscrew all 17 (5mm) Philips head screws from the bottom. Unscrew the 3 (2.5mm) Philips head screws underneath the optical drive.
    • Unscrew all 17 (5mm) Philips head screws from the bottom.

    • Unscrew the 3 (2.5mm) Philips head screws underneath the optical drive.

  5. Run a pick around the edge of the laptop (between the two parts) to open it. Lift the left side of the case up and unplug the speaker cable before fully taking the bottom off.
    • Run a pick around the edge of the laptop (between the two parts) to open it.

    • Lift the left side of the case up and unplug the speaker cable before fully taking the bottom off.

  6. Remove the hard drive by pulling it out to the left.
    • Remove the hard drive by pulling it out to the left.

Conclusion

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

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