Introduction

The hard drive is one of the more crucial components on a computer. There are a variety of different reasons one would want to replace a hard drive including upgrading the size and replacing a malfunctioning component. You should read through the entire guide before performing the repair and should have all necessary tools readily available. You should also find a safe location to store the various screws taken out of the computer to ensure that they do not get mixed up or lost.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: The battery must be removed in order to ensure the device does not have power! Make sure you do not skip this step!
  • Start by removing the battery found on the back of the device.

  • The battery must be removed in order to ensure the device does not have power! Make sure you do not skip this step!

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  • Using plastic opening tools press down the 6 clips located around the keyboard.

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Image 1/3: There is a thin cable on the backside of the keyboard. Make sure when you move the keyboard out of position you do so slowly to prevent damage to this cable. Image 2/3: If you use a spudger it is recommended that you use a plastic spudger to reduce the chance of damaging any internal parts. Image 3/3: If you use a spudger it is recommended that you use a plastic spudger to reduce the chance of damaging any internal parts.
  • Using a plastic opening tool or spudger move the keyboard out of position.

  • There is a thin cable on the backside of the keyboard. Make sure when you move the keyboard out of position you do so slowly to prevent damage to this cable.

  • If you use a spudger it is recommended that you use a plastic spudger to reduce the chance of damaging any internal parts.

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Image 1/1: Be careful to do so as gently as possible. You do not want to damage the port.
  • Using a spudger gently push the tab on the port forward then pull out the cable.

  • Be careful to do so as gently as possible. You do not want to damage the port.

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  • Unscrew seven 1.2 mm Phillips #1 screws from the back of the device

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  • Unscrew eight more 1.2 mm Phillips #1 screws from the front of the computer.

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Image 1/3: It is recommended that you use a plastic spudger to reduce the chance of damaging any internal parts. Image 2/3: It is recommended that you use a plastic spudger to reduce the chance of damaging any internal parts. Image 3/3: It is recommended that you use a plastic spudger to reduce the chance of damaging any internal parts.
  • Using a spudger carefully push though the hole to dislodge the panel on the back of the device then remove the panel by hand.

  • It is recommended that you use a plastic spudger to reduce the chance of damaging any internal parts.

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  • Remove the single 1.2 mm Phillips #1 screw from the Hard Drive.

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  • Using the tab on the side of the Hard Drive, pull out the Hard Drive.

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Conclusion

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

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