Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the solid-state drive in your Chromebook. Note that this may interfere with your Chromebook's ability to update Chrome OS or void its warranty.

Image 1/2: Sixteen 5mm Phillips screws located around the border. Image 2/2: Two 5mm Phillips screws located in center.
  • Turn the Chromebook onto its backside and unscrew the the following Phillips #1 screws:

    • Sixteen 5mm Phillips screws located around the border.

    • Two 5mm Phillips screws located in center.

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Image 1/1: Set aside back cover.
  • Remove the back cover by carefully prying each side with an iFixit Opening Tool.

  • Set aside back cover.

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  • Using a spudger, carefully unplug the rainbow wires connected to the top of the battery.

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  • Unscrew the 4mm Phillips #1 screw located at the top right of battery.

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  • Remove the battery.

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  • Remove the screw at the left of the drive.

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  • Remove the drive by pulling it gently to the left.

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Conclusion

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

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