Introduction

Replace or upgrade your hard drive in your laptop to gain more storage space!

Parts

No parts required.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry along the perimeter of the bottom panel until it can be easily removed. Remove the bottom panel from the body of the laptop. Set aside the bottom panel.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry along the perimeter of the bottom panel until it can be easily removed.

  • Remove the bottom panel from the body of the laptop.

  • Set aside the bottom panel.

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Remove the eight 3 mm Phillips #0 screws on the bottom panel. Remove the eight 3 mm Phillips #0 screws on the bottom panel.
  • Remove the eight 3 mm Phillips #0 screws on the bottom panel.

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Deck the Halls
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Pry up each side of the flat connectors by hand or with a plastic opening tool. Lift the connector straight up from its socket.
  • Pry up each side of the flat connectors by hand or with a plastic opening tool.

  • Lift the connector straight up from its socket.

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Unplug the two bundled cable connectors on each side of the battery. Pull the cable away from the connector in the same direction as the individual wires are running. Pull evenly on the full width of the cable so that no individual wires are overly strained.
  • Unplug the two bundled cable connectors on each side of the battery.

  • Pull the cable away from the connector in the same direction as the individual wires are running.

    • Pull evenly on the full width of the cable so that no individual wires are overly strained.

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Remove the battery completely.
  • Remove the battery completely.

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Remove the four 3mm hard drive screws with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver. Remove the four 3mm hard drive screws with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver. Remove the four 3mm hard drive screws with a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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Lift the hard drive slightly and gently pull the hard drive from the socket. Do not lift the hard drive too high. Doing so could damage the hard drive or other internal components of the laptop. Remove the hard drive completely.
  • Lift the hard drive slightly and gently pull the hard drive from the socket.

    • Do not lift the hard drive too high. Doing so could damage the hard drive or other internal components of the laptop.

  • Remove the hard drive completely.

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Conclusion

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

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Installed a new WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive into my UX32VD using this guide. It works like charm! Thanks for the guide

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