Introduction

In this guide you will learn how to replace your Asus Vivobook X540SA-BPD0602V's Hard Drive. Replacing your laptop's Hard Drive is a necessary step in upgrading the devices memory.

  1. Power down the laptop using the device's power button in  top right corner of the keyboard. Ensure that the device's power cord is disconnected.
    • Power down the laptop using the device's power button in top right corner of the keyboard. Ensure that the device's power cord is disconnected.

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  2. Flip the laptop over so the back panel is displayed.
    • Flip the laptop over so the back panel is displayed.

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    • Using the 54 bit driver with PH0 screw driver head, remove the ten screws from the back panel.

    • Remove the two battery screws (15.6 mm)

    • Two top corner screws (12.5 mm)

    • Six case screws (9.7mm)

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    • Flip the laptop back over and open it, revealing the screen and keyboard.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to wedge and loosen the seal all the way around the edges. Carefully lift up the keyboard panel.

    • When lifting the keyboard panel, do not lift it all the way as the two connection ribbons to the motherboard must be disconnected.

    • It is recommended to break the seal of the case starting at the upper corners closest to the hinge.

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    • Observe where the ribbons connect to the motherboard; there are two connections. Each connection has a black clamp. To remove the ribbon, lift up the black clamp and disconnect.

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    • Very carefully, remove the batteries with the same blue plastic iFixit opening tool used in the first tutorial. Focus your efforts on the combed hinge to the left of the batteries.

    • The batteries should all be connected to one another and come out of the device as a single unit.

    • Be careful not to rip any of the black plastic covering the batteries. Exposed battery parts can lead to explosions. If the case is ripped, re-wrap them, or properly dispose of them. Do not use them.

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    • The Disk Drive is located within the upper right hand corner of the laptop.

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    • Using the the PH0 screwdriver head, remove the two screws (5.6 mm) around the disc drive.

    • Note which screws go where. The two smaller screws fasten onto the disc drive, while the three larger screws secure the drive on the outside.

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    • Use the Phillips head 00 screwdriver to remove the two screws (2.7 mm) on the side of the disc drive fastener.

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    • After removing the seven screws, lift the metal fastener from the disc drive with the blue ifixit opening tool.

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    • Slide the disc drive to the right, removing it from the laptop case.

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    • The Hard Drive is located in the bottom right hand corner. It should be the device covered in black foam.

    • Do not remove the foam. It's anti-static foam and protects the hard drive from static and any bumps as you move around your device.

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    • Using the J0 bit in the iFixit toolkit, unscrew the four (5.7cm) Phillips head screws around the hard drive.

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    • Using the blue plastic opening tool in the iFixit tool kit, slide the hard drive to the right to remove it from the case.

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Conclusion

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

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