Introduction

A guide on how to remove the Floppy Drive.

Turn the laptop bottom side up with the rear panel facing forward.
  • Turn the laptop bottom side up with the rear panel facing forward.

Remove the two T8 Torx screws that secure the LED cover to the base enclosure.
  • Remove the two T8 Torx screws that secure the LED cover to the base enclosure.

Turn the laptop top side up with the front facing forward. Open the screen.
  • Turn the laptop top side up with the front facing forward. Open the screen.

Locate the F1 and F2 keys near the top left corner of the keyboard.
  • Locate the F1 and F2 keys near the top left corner of the keyboard.

While holding the F1 and F2 keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.
  • While holding the F1 and F2 keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

Locate the Pause and Scroll keys near the top right corner of the keyboard.
  • Locate the Pause and Scroll keys near the top right corner of the keyboard.

While holding the Pause and Scroll keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.
  • While holding the Pause and Scroll keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

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Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover. Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover.
  • Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover.

Lift the back edge of the keyboard and pull towards the screen.
  • Lift the back edge of the keyboard and pull towards the screen.

Pull the cable and lift up to release.
  • Pull the cable and lift up to release.

Remove the keyboard.
  • Remove the keyboard.

Flip the computer bottom side up with the rear facing forward.
  • Flip the computer bottom side up with the rear facing forward.

Remove the six screws shown in picture.
  • Remove the six screws shown in picture.

Remove battery and then remove screw in  metal support on case edge
  • Remove battery and then remove screw in metal support on case edge

  • Flip the computer top side up with the front facing you.

Lift up the palm rest from the front edge and swing it towards the screen.
  • Lift up the palm rest from the front edge and swing it towards the screen.

Locate the first connector. Disconnect by firmly pulling up.
  • Locate the first connector. Disconnect by firmly pulling up.

Locate the second connector. Remove by firmly pulling up.
  • Locate the second connector. Remove by firmly pulling up.

Remove the palm rest.
  • Remove the palm rest.

  • Locate and remove the three screws shown in picture.

Lift up and remove floppy drive from the palm rest.
  • Lift up and remove floppy drive from the palm rest.

Conclusion

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

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