Introduction

If you are looking to upgrade your hard drive or replace a faulty one, this guide will give you the knowledge on how to do so.

Ensure the laptop is powered down before continuing.
  • Ensure the laptop is powered down before continuing.

  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the ten 3mm Phillips head screws on the base of the laptop.

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Use the spudger to pry open the rear cover at either hinge.
  • Use the spudger to pry open the rear cover at either hinge.

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Grab the cover with your fingers and gently lift it away from the board. Be careful not to break any tabs on the cover when lifting it off.
  • Grab the cover with your fingers and gently lift it away from the board.

  • Be careful not to break any tabs on the cover when lifting it off.

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Remove the four 3mm Phillips #0 screws shown.
  • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #0 screws shown.

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Take hard drive out of the port by sliding the component to the left.
  • Take hard drive out of the port by sliding the component to the left.

  • There is only one way it comes out of the connector. If it seems too hard to push out you are probably going the wrong way.

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Once the hard drive has been removed from the connector, use your thumb to get under and lift the hard drive out.
  • Once the hard drive has been removed from the connector, use your thumb to get under and lift the hard drive out.

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Conclusion

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

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