Introduction

The hard drive (HD) is where all your files are stored. Be sure you have a compatible hard drive when replacing it. Be very gentle when handling the hard drive, because any damage to the exterior may result in ruined data.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove any power cords and turn the laptop off. Attempting to replace part of the laptop while power is running through it may cause electrocution or damage to the device.
  • Remove any power cords and turn the laptop off. Attempting to replace part of the laptop while power is running through it may cause electrocution or damage to the device.

  • Flip laptop face down and rotate so the battery is facing toward you.

  • The battery is not shown in this picture.

  • To remove the battery, place one finger on each of the two black slide tabs. Push each tab toward the center of the laptop to release the lock.

  • Slide the battery toward you and lift it out of the laptop.

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With the laptop facing down, rotate it so the battery pack is facing away from you. Remove the six 1.5 mm Phillips #1 screws on the back panel of the laptop.
  • With the laptop facing down, rotate it so the battery pack is facing away from you.

  • Remove the six 1.5 mm Phillips #1 screws on the back panel of the laptop.

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Insert a finger into one of the slots on the bottom panel. Gently lift the upwards, and the back panel of the laptop will come off easily. Gently lift the upwards, and the back panel of the laptop will come off easily.
  • Insert a finger into one of the slots on the bottom panel.

  • Gently lift the upwards, and the back panel of the laptop will come off easily.

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Rotate the laptop 90 degrees towards you so that you are looking at the empty battery compartment. Rotate the laptop 90 degrees towards you so that you are looking at the empty battery compartment.
  • Rotate the laptop 90 degrees towards you so that you are looking at the empty battery compartment.

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Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #3 screw located beneath the battery compartment. Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #3 screw located beneath the battery compartment.
  • Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #3 screw located beneath the battery compartment.

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Lay the laptop flat on its back. Gently pull left on the black tab, located on the left side of the hard drive, until it pops out. Slowly lift the tab up and pull the hard drive out of the laptop.
  • Lay the laptop flat on its back.

  • Gently pull left on the black tab, located on the left side of the hard drive, until it pops out.

  • Slowly lift the tab up and pull the hard drive out of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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