Introduction

Here is the guide to help you locate the Hard Drive to begin the replacement. Tools you will need to remove the screws is a PH0 sized Phillips screwdriver, anti-static wrist strap, and a metal spudger.

Flip the laptop over on its front, so that the back is facing up. Unscrew the twelve 19.05 mm PH#0 screws.
  • Flip the laptop over on its front, so that the back is facing up.

  • Unscrew the twelve 19.05 mm PH#0 screws.

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At the left front corner of the laptop, under the intel sticker, press the sharp end of a metal spudger between the keyboard and the back cover to pry it apart. It is important to ground yourself to avoid static.
  • At the left front corner of the laptop, under the intel sticker, press the sharp end of a metal spudger between the keyboard and the back cover to pry it apart.

  • It is important to ground yourself to avoid static.

  • Put on an anti-static wrist strap and connect the metal clip at the other end to any piece of metal you can identify on the laptop.

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Locate the big silver aluminum square on the left side of the back of the laptop. This is the hard drive to the computer. Remove the two  12.7 mm PH#0 screws. Remove the two  12.7 mm PH#0 screws.
  • Locate the big silver aluminum square on the left side of the back of the laptop. This is the hard drive to the computer.

  • Remove the two 12.7 mm PH#0 screws.

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Lift and disconnect right flap of the white ribbon that runs across the hard Drive. Detach the cable that is located right where you disconnected the ribbon. Remove the Hard Drive
  • Lift and disconnect right flap of the white ribbon that runs across the hard Drive.

  • Detach the cable that is located right where you disconnected the ribbon.

  • Remove the Hard Drive

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Conclusion

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

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