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Introduction

In this guide, we will be showing you how to remove and replace the Solid-State Drive.

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    • After turning the computer off, close the display and turn the computer over.

  1. After the computer base (#1) is facing up, use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two captive screws (#2) which hold the base panel (#3) down.
    • After the computer base (#1) is facing up, use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two captive screws (#2) which hold the base panel (#3) down.

    • Then, use a spudger (#4) to lift up the panel. You can also use your fingernail to lift it as well.

    • After the front has been lifted up a bit, the non-screw side of the panel will need to be slid forward a little to finish lifting out the base panel from the computer.

  2. You don't need to disconnect the laptop's battery if you are only replacing the back panel: only perform this step if you will be handling or replacing the electrical components of the computer.
    • You don't need to disconnect the laptop's battery if you are only replacing the back panel: only perform this step if you will be handling or replacing the electrical components of the computer.

    • Disconnect the battery cable from the system board by pulling up on the battery connector (#1).

    • Turn the computer back over and open the display to the point where you can press the power button.

    • Press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to ground the system board so that you can safely remove components such as the RAM.

  3. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the  safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions  in After Working Inside Your Computer.
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

    • CAUTION : Solid-state drives are fragile. Exercise care when handling the solid-state drives, and avoid touching the gold contact pins.

    • CAUTION : To avoid data loss, do not remove the solid-state drive while the computer is in sleep or on state.

    • Remove the screw that secures the solid-state drive to the computer base.

  4. Slide and remove the solid-state drive from the solid-state drive slot.
    • Slide and remove the solid-state drive from the solid-state drive slot.

  5. Slide the solid-state drive into the solid-state drive slot.
    • Slide the solid-state drive into the solid-state drive slot.

  6. Align the screw hole on the solid-state drive with the screw hole on the  computer base.
    • Align the screw hole on the solid-state drive with the screw hole on the computer base.

  7. Replace the screw that secures the solid-state drive to the computer base.
    • Replace the screw that secures the solid-state drive to the computer base.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, screw the base panel on again.

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