Introduction

This guide will show how to remove the HDD from your netbook. The removal of the hard drive will allow you to replace it or upgrade it to a Solid State Drive (SSD).

Press the power button to turn off the netbook.
  • Press the power button to turn off the netbook.

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Place the netbook bottom-side-up on a flat surface.
  • Place the netbook bottom-side-up on a flat surface.

  • Locate the unlock latch on the top right corner of the back.

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  • To unlock the battery, slide the lock latch in the direction indicated by the unlocking icon. You should see the orange indicator which means that the latch is unlocked.

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  • On the opposite side, slide and hold the release latch.

  • Gently slide the battery out.

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  • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the three 6mm screws from the larger back plate.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool on the recessed notch at the bottom of the larger plate to gently lift the plate.

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  • Once the plate becomes unhinged, gently rotate the plate to take it off of the device.

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  • Locate the HDD after the back plate is removed. It will be the large rectangle that takes up most of the space.

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  • Gently press down on the HDD and slide it to the left as far as it will go.

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  • Grab the edges of the HDD, slightly rotate it, and gently pull it out.

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Conclusion

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

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