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.
  • 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. Gently slide the battery out.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Gently press down on the HDD and slide it to the left as far as it will go.
  • 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. Grab the edges of the HDD, slightly rotate it, and gently pull it out.
  • 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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