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  1. Make sure the device  is turned off and unplugged from  the charger.
    • Make sure the device is turned off and unplugged from the charger.

    • Using a T5 screwdriver, remove all 10 screws located on the underside of the laptop.

    • Pull off the back cover of the laptop.

    • A pry tool may be needed to pull off the back cover.

  2. Lift up the black tab next to the silver ribbon cable. Pull lightly on the blue tabs until the silver cable is free.
    • Lift up the black tab next to the silver ribbon cable.

    • Pull lightly on the blue tabs until the silver cable is free.

  3. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the 5 marked screws.
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the 5 marked screws.

  4. Locate the battery connector. Wedge a pry tool under the battery connector.
    • Locate the battery connector.

    • Wedge a pry tool under the battery connector.

    • Gently pull on the connector until it disconnects from the base of the object.

    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

  5. Remove four screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove four screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove four screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  6. Gently lift the hard disk out using the black tab. Gently lift the hard disk out using the black tab.
    • Gently lift the hard disk out using the black tab.

  7. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver remove the four screws of the metal casing
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver remove the four screws of the metal casing

    • Remove the hard disk from the metal casing

Conclusion

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

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Eric Okoko

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Good tutorial, with excellent explanatory photos. I think I can follow this one!

Pam - Reply

I’m not sure if they changed the design but I did not have to remove anything other than the case cover to replace the hard drive. Also, there weren’t any fasteners holding the hard drive at all. It was just laying in there and the foam on the cover held it in place. Since I was replacing it with a slightly thinner drive (SSD) I put an extra piece of foam in there so that it would be held securely. The job was only 10 minutes.

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