Introduction

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

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

  2. 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.

    • Remove the battery from its compartment.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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