Introduction

Use this guide to remove replace the hard drive in your Asus ROG GL551J, which can be completed in fewer than 3 steps.

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  • Lay device on a flat surface with battery facing up.

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  • Locate latch below battery and push right.

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  • Battery should release upwards. Pull battery out.

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Image 1/2: Slide the panel out and lift up to remove. Image 2/2: Slide the panel out and lift up to remove.
  • With laptop upside-down, locate and unscrew the two screws on the panel with the vents.

  • Slide the panel out and lift up to remove.

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Image 1/2: Locate and remove the 4 screws holding the hard drive down at each corner using a PH000 Philips head. Image 2/2: Locate and remove the 4 screws holding the hard drive down at each corner using a PH000 Philips head.
  • The hard drive is the metal rectangle with the two soft padding bars attached to it.

  • Locate and remove the 4 screws holding the hard drive down at each corner using a PH000 Philips head.

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Image 1/2: Failure to correctly disconnect the hard drive before pulling it up and out can damage the connectors. Image 2/2: Once the hard drive detaches from the connector, lift the hard drive up and out.
  • Locate the black plastic tab attached to the bottom of the hard drive and pull it straight outwards.

  • Failure to correctly disconnect the hard drive before pulling it up and out can damage the connectors.

  • Once the hard drive detaches from the connector, lift the hard drive up and out.

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Conclusion

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

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