Introduction

Hard drives (HDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) can run out of space, run slow, or break. This guide will show you how to remove your current hard drive in an Asus Q551LN-BBI7T09 laptop so you can replace it with a new one.

Use a T5 (Torx 5) screwdriver to remove the ten 3.0 mm Torx screws from the base plate of the laptop. Use a T5 (Torx 5) screwdriver to remove the ten 3.0 mm Torx screws from the base plate of the laptop.
  • Use a T5 (Torx 5) screwdriver to remove the ten 3.0 mm Torx screws from the base plate of the laptop.

Slowly and carefully pry open the base plate going around the edge. A card can be used to make the process easier.
  • Slowly and carefully pry open the base plate going around the edge.

  • A card can be used to make the process easier.

  • Grab the base plate and lift away from the laptop.

Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.0 mm Phillips screws around the hard drive. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.0 mm Phillips screws around the hard drive. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.0 mm Phillips screws around the hard drive.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.0 mm Phillips screws around the hard drive.

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Remove the hard drive from its port by sliding the hard drive left. Remove the hard drive from its port by sliding the hard drive left.
  • Remove the hard drive from its port by sliding the hard drive left.

Lift the hard drive out upwards. Refrain from touching the green circuit boards. Refrain from touching the green circuit boards.
  • Lift the hard drive out upwards.

  • Refrain from touching the green circuit boards.

Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the  four 2.0 mm Phillips screws that secure the hard drive to its casing. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the  four 2.0 mm Phillips screws that secure the hard drive to its casing. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the  four 2.0 mm Phillips screws that secure the hard drive to its casing.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 2.0 mm Phillips screws that secure the hard drive to its casing.

Place the new hard drive in the casing with the connection on the right side.
  • Place the new hard drive in the casing with the connection on the right side.

  • Screw everything back together.

Conclusion

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

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