Introduction

This guide explains how to remove the hard drive of the Asus ROG Strix GL702VM-BHI7N09 for replacement.

Flip the laptop over to the back panel, with the serial numbers facing up. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the ten 12 mm screws from the back panel.
  • Flip the laptop over to the back panel, with the serial numbers facing up.

  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the ten 12 mm screws from the back panel.

The snap seals don't need a lot of pressure to open, and may break if forced. Be gentle with the opening tool. Wedge the sharp edge of the plastic opening tool into the seam between the back panel and the rest of the laptop, then gently pry the panel up. There will be a snapping sound as you remove the back panel, but that is just the seal loosening.
  • The snap seals don't need a lot of pressure to open, and may break if forced. Be gentle with the opening tool.

  • Wedge the sharp edge of the plastic opening tool into the seam between the back panel and the rest of the laptop, then gently pry the panel up.

    • There will be a snapping sound as you remove the back panel, but that is just the seal loosening.

  • Continue breaking the seals by sliding the plastic opening tool around the entire laptop under the seam until the back panel is free.

  • Once you have broken all the seals, carefully lift the panel off.

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Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four 4 mm screws holding the hard drive.
  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four 4 mm screws holding the hard drive.

Pull the hard drive directly away from the fan just above it.
  • Pull the hard drive directly away from the fan just above it.

    • The connecting pins should slide out easily, but you might have to move the hard drive around a bit to loosen the pins.

Conclusion

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

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