Introduction

Chromebooks traditionally have very small Solid State Drives (SSD) because most data is stored in the cloud. This particular model has a 32 GB SSD. However, if you have the need for a larger-capacity SSD, this guide will show you how to replace it.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the following eighteen screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the following eighteen screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Remember to have a small bowl or container nearby to place the screws in, so none of the screws get lost.

  • Make sure the Chromebook is unplugged and shut down, so no files are lost and there is no risk of electrocution.

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Using the flat side of the spudger,  pry open the bottom case of the laptop.
  • Using the flat side of the spudger, pry open the bottom case of the laptop.

  • Working from the front to the back, where it connects to the screen, proved to be the easiest way of popping the case off.

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  • Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the single screw holding the Solid State Drive in place.

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  • Gently lift the Solid State Drive upwards at an angle until it stops.

  • Be careful not to lift the Solid State Drive past where it stops, or you will risk breaking the hardware.

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  • Pull the Solid State Drive out from the socket in the direction of the angle at which it was resting.

  • The Solid State Drive should pull out with little effort. If it is resisting, do not pull harder, as this risks damage to the part.

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Conclusion

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

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