How to replace or upgrade the Hard Drive.

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  1. Turn off the laptop and remove the battery.
    • Turn off the laptop and remove the battery.

    • Remove two screws securing the Keyboard.

    • The Keyboard is held by two locking clips, under the battery. Use the sharp tip of a plastic tool to release the keyboard.

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  2. Remove the Keyboard and disconnect the two flex cables:

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    • Remove 4x phillips screws and disconnect:

    • Power On button flex cable

    • Touch pad flex cable

    • Remove 18x Phillips screws from the bottom cover.

    • Remove any memory SD Card from the Card reader.

    • Start opening with a plastic opening tool.

    After removing the 18x Phillips screws, the laptop is VERY fragile in the hinge area. The bottom cover will easily crack or break in the hinge area when opening the laptop with no screws, particularly the left side near the power button. Possibly this step should be revised to recommend opening the laptop 90 degrees before removing the 18x screws. Or, advise extreme caution when opening the laptop with no screws.

    jonnyquest - Reply

    Hi, do you know where buy screws that you mention in step 4? “Remove 18x Phillips screws from the bottom cover.”

    I am italian. Thank you anyway.

    Sara Caruso - Reply

    • Carefully separate the upper cover and remove it.

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

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Good job! What a pain, though, to swap the HDD :)

Steve Wojciechowski - Reply

I am currently working on this laptop and it doesn't open at all like this one. This is only one back... and 18 screws holding it on. I can partially snap the back off but i can't pry it apart by the dvd drive. I'm also guessing the same model is manufactured differently for different retailers. (This happens in the retail hardware world where a dewalt drill from home depot will be made cheaper than a dewalt from ace hardware) so now I"m stuck. any ideas would be helpful. thanks.

FallenAnjel - Reply

ok found the problem. i accidentally popped out the dvd drive (when I was just trying to open it lol) and up under the lip I found three 1/8" long very-flat head screws. unscrewed those and the back came right off.

FallenAnjel - Reply

New customer that does like shopping local with recommended proprietors and stockiest of the required components.

Thank you Mr Jason Paul Cominelli.

Jason Paul Cominelli - Reply

are 9mm hard disk can fit?

the original was 7mm

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