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Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the hard drive on an Asus X540S notebook.

  1. Remove the two 15mm Philips #1 screws.
    • Remove the two 15mm Philips #1 screws.

    • Remove the two 12mm Philips #1 screws.

    • Remove the six 9mm Philips #1 screws.

  2. Lift the side of the top. Remove the keyboard cable. Remove the trackpad cable.
    • Lift the side of the top.

    • Remove the keyboard cable.

    • Remove the trackpad cable.

    • Lift the release tabs on the keyboard/trackpad connectors

  3. Remove the one Philips #1 screw. Slide the hard drive out.
    • Remove the one Philips #1 screw.

    • Slide the hard drive out.

  4. Remove the four Philips #1 screws. Remove the four Philips #1 screws.
    • Remove the four Philips #1 screws.

Conclusion

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

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Looks simple enough Padraic. Thanks. Does a new install of win10 come already copied in a new HDD? Would this replacement be and different if I used a digital drive? (My old hd failed and I have no system).

sludge - Reply

After installing an OEM replacement HDD in my x540, I bought a flash drive on Amazon for$10 that rebooted my Windows 10 and it's working like a brand new machine.

I believe the product key for windows 10 is embedded in motherboard.

F S -

After installing an OEM replacement HDD in my x540, I bought a flash drive on Amazon for$10 that rebooted my Windows 10 and it's working like a brand new machine.

I believe the product key for windows 10 is embedded in motherboard.

F S - Reply

Hi … How can a flashdrive reboot a Win10 on a new SDD /HDD ? A Windows flash drive contains a Win10 bootable ISO ?

On Amazon, I found flash drives with a product key but I don’t know where the new installation can be done from if there is no ISO on it …

(I have a x540 with a dead HDD …)

gnogno35 -

And thank you Padraic

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