This guide goes through the steps on how to replace the solid state drive for the Acer Chromebook C720-2103. This is a fairly easy replacement guide and only need the knowledge for the use of a Phillips screwdriver. The main part of the replacement guide is removing screws, the battery and the actual part. There is also a removable of one simple cable. Make sure the device is powered off during this replacement as there is a possibility of electrocution.


No parts required.

Shut the device off.
  • Shut the device off.

  • Turn the device over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Remove all thirteen 6mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Remember to keep screws separated by step and their locations in the device. This will help prevent confusion during reassembly.

  • Removing the battery is necessary to prevent electric shock during part replacement.

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Wedge a plastic opening tool between  the back casing and the rest of the device.
  • Wedge a plastic opening tool between the back casing and the rest of the device.

  • Apply pressure up and down carefully, until backing pops up. Repeat this process in multiple spots if needed.

    • It is easiest to start at the back of the device, between the hinges of the screen.

  • Do not apply too much force. This will crack the plastic.

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  • Remove the three 6mm screws indicated by the red circles with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Pull the rainbow cable connector out of the white terminal by wiggling it gently from side to side with your fingers.

  • Be careful when removing the cable. Too much force can damage the motherboard or the cable connector.

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  • Lift the battery straight up and out of the device with your hands. Take care not to knock the battery against another component.

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  • Remove one 6mm screw using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Carefully remove the solid state drive from the solid state drive slot by sliding it downward away from the motherboard.

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

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