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Introduction

The ASUS Q503UA-BSI5T17 is a 2 in 1 portable PC with a 15.6-inch scree. The device’s design is a sleek black look with rubber feel to it. The ASUS logo on the top of the device glows white. This guide will show a step-by-step process on removing the hard drive. Removing the hard drive ensures that your data is safe and secure, thus allowing you to repair any other components.

  1. Flip the computer upside down. In order to ensure that the correct side is up, you should be able to read the sticker that indicates the serial number on the bottom.
    • Flip the computer upside down. In order to ensure that the correct side is up, you should be able to read the sticker that indicates the serial number on the bottom.

  2. Remove the ten circled screws along the perimeter of the laptop with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the ten circled screws along the perimeter of the laptop with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the ten circled screws along the perimeter of the laptop with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  3. Starting from the top right corner, use a plastic prying tool to separate the cover from the laptop. Use light pressure to prevent the plastic from breaking. You should feel the frame coming loose. If necessary, use spacers to keep the frame from locking back into place. Repeat the above step around the laptop until you are able to lift the cover.
    • Starting from the top right corner, use a plastic prying tool to separate the cover from the laptop. Use light pressure to prevent the plastic from breaking.

    • You should feel the frame coming loose. If necessary, use spacers to keep the frame from locking back into place.

    • Repeat the above step around the laptop until you are able to lift the cover.

  4. Remove the five screws holding the battery in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the five screws holding the battery in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Screw locations are approximate. If you find screws to be located elsewhere, please update this step with their correct locations.

  5. Disconnect the battery connection.
    • Disconnect the battery connection.

  6. Grab and lift the battery from the top right-hand side.
    • Grab and lift the battery from the top right-hand side.

    • If all screws are removed, it should come out with no struggle at all.

  7. Once you opened the laptop, the hard drive is located on the bottom right from where the battery is. Once you opened the laptop, the hard drive is located on the bottom right from where the battery is.
    • Once you opened the laptop, the hard drive is located on the bottom right from where the battery is.

  8. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the four screws surrounding the hard drive. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the four screws surrounding the hard drive.
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the four screws surrounding the hard drive.

  9. Disconnect the cable that is connected to the hard drive by lifting the edge slightly and sliding it horizontally away from the connector. Remove the hard drive.
    • Disconnect the cable that is connected to the hard drive by lifting the edge slightly and sliding it horizontally away from the connector.

    • Remove the hard drive.

    • You may need to further remove the metal mounting brackets from your old hard drive then install them on your new hard drive before reinstallation.

Conclusion

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

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Very easy to do. Directions were easy to follow.

Roxann Jackson - Reply

Does this laptop have an M.2 nvme SDD slot?

Isaias Perea - Reply

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