Introduction

This guide will help you replace your laptop's hard drive.

Power off and unplug your laptop, then turn it over.
  • Power off and unplug your laptop, then turn it over.

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Slide the battery release latch all the way to the right. This will cause the battery to "pop" out slightly.
  • Slide the battery release latch all the way to the right. This will cause the battery to "pop" out slightly.

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  • Remove the battery from its compartment.

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  • Lift up the rubber stopper on the backplate to expose one Phillips #00 screw. Unscrew it until it becomes loose.

    • This screw is permanently connected to the backplate and cannot be removed. Unscrewing it only allows you to remove the lower case from the laptop.

    • The backpate is the plastic plate on the underside of the laptop that covers some of its easily accessible internal components.

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  • Use an opening tool to pry up the backplate along its edges, then remove it.

    • You may need to apply some force when prying up the backplate.

  • Keep in mind: During reassembly, replace the backplate starting from the bottom.

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  • On the left metal hard drive casing, unscrew and remove the indicated three 4mm Phillips #00 screws.

  • The right hard drive casing is for optional secondary hard drives.

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  • Use the black tab as leverage to slide the metal hard drive casing all the way to the left.

  • Still holding the black tab, pull the hard drive casing up to remove it from the laptop.

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  • Unscrew and remove the four 4mm Phillips #00 screws around the metal casing. Each side has two screws.

  • Slide the hard drive out of its metal casing.

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Conclusion

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

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