Introduction

The Hard Drive is your main storage place on your laptop. This is responsible for holding everything on your laptop from simple documents to your installed operating system. Also adding a bigger hard drive might speed up your laptop if your current one is full or corrupt

Image 1/3: Remove the ten 7.5mm screws that secure the back panel with the Phillips #0 head Image 2/3: Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel. Image 3/3: Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel.
  • Before disassembling your laptop, be sure it is powered off.

  • Remove the ten 7.5mm screws that secure the back panel with the Phillips #0 head

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel.

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Image 1/2: Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire Image 2/2: Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire
  • Remove the two 3mm screws with the Phillips #0 head that hold down the battery.

  • Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire

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  • Gently remove the battery from the rest of the device.

In the official service manual, they also recommend the following after removing battery.:

"Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds, to ground the system board."

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 3mm screws from Hard Drive with the Phillips #0 head. Image 2/2: Disconnect the wire attached to the system board by lifting up the tape.
  • Locate the Hard Drive.

  • Remove the two 3mm screws from Hard Drive with the Phillips #0 head.

  • Disconnect the wire attached to the system board by lifting up the tape.

  • Remove the tape tab from the Hard Drive by lifting the tape up and off of the Hard Drive unit.

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  • Once disconnected from the tape and the connector is free, lift the Hard Drive unit from the rest of the device by grasping each side with thumb and index or middle finger.

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Conclusion

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

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