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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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

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Conclusion

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

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