Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the ten 12 mm screws from the back panel. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: There will be a snapping sound as you remove the back panel, but that is just the seal loosening. Image 3/3: Continue breaking the seals by sliding the plastic opening tool around the entire laptop under the seam until the back panel is free.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: The connecting pins should slide out easily, but you might have to move the hard drive around a bit to loosen the pins.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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