Introduction

The hard drive is the main storage for the computer which includes the opperating system, files, photos, and videos. This is often replaced when the drive becomes full.

Image 1/2: Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement. Image 2/2: Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement.
  • Close the display and turn over the computer.

  • Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement.

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  • Use a J0 bit tipped screwdriver to unscrew the one 6 mm Phillips screw on the RAM cover.

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  • Lightly lift the RAM cover up and at an angle, away from the computer.

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Image 1/2: The RAM should pop up when the clips are released. Image 2/2: The RAM should pop up when the clips are released.
  • Use your fingers to carefully pull the securing clips on the RAM away from each other.

  • The RAM should pop up when the clips are released.

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Image 1/2: If it does not pop up pry it out in a steady and straight direction. Image 2/2: If it does not pop up pry it out in a steady and straight direction.
  • Remove the popped up RAM by pulling it away from the connection.

  • If it does not pop up pry it out in a steady and straight direction.

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Image 1/2: Using a J0 bit screwdriver, unscrew the one 2 mm Phillips screw. Image 2/2: You only need to unscrew this screw if you are using this as a prerequisite guide.
  • Slide the CD/DVD drive on the side of the laptop out using your fingers.

  • Using a J0 bit screwdriver, unscrew the one 2 mm Phillips screw.

  • You only need to unscrew this screw if you are using this as a prerequisite guide.

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Image 1/3: Use the J0 Bit screwdriver to remove the one 6 mm Phillips screw in center of the system board that is connected to the keyboard. Image 2/3: Use the J0 Bit screwdriver to remove the one 6 mm Phillips screw in center of the system board that is connected to the keyboard. Image 3/3: Use the J0 Bit screwdriver to remove the one 6 mm Phillips screw in center of the system board that is connected to the keyboard.
  • Lift the plastic yellow flap on the system board.

  • Use the J0 Bit screwdriver to remove the one 6 mm Phillips screw in center of the system board that is connected to the keyboard.

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  • Flip over the computer and open the display.

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Image 1/2: Lift the keyboard off of the computer. Image 2/2: Be careful not to tear the ribbon that attaches the back of the keyboard to the computer when lifting it.
  • Insert a spudger next to the plastic indents located at the top of the keyboard and gently pry to release the securing clips.

  • Lift the keyboard off of the computer.

  • Be careful not to tear the ribbon that attaches the back of the keyboard to the computer when lifting it.

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  • Flip the keyboard over onto the palm-rest assembly.

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  • Flip the little black securing bar near the base of the ribbon with a spudger to release the ribbon from the computer.

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  • Close the display and turn over the computer.

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Image 1/3: Use a J0 Bit tipped screwdriver unscrew the seven 6 mm Phillips screws on the back casing of the laptop. Image 2/3: Use a J0 Bit tipped screwdriver unscrew the seven 6 mm Phillips screws on the back casing of the laptop. Image 3/3: Use a J0 Bit tipped screwdriver unscrew the seven 6 mm Phillips screws on the back casing of the laptop.
  • Remove all 7 rubber screw caps with tweezers.

  • Use a J0 Bit tipped screwdriver unscrew the seven 6 mm Phillips screws on the back casing of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Pull on the blue tabs to disconnect the  palm rest assembly from the computer. Image 2/2: Pull on the blue tabs to disconnect the  palm rest assembly from the computer.
  • Flip the computer over and open the display.

  • Pull on the blue tabs to disconnect the palm rest assembly from the computer.

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  • Use J0 Bit screwdriver to remove all four 6 mm Phillips screws.

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Image 1/3: Continue this process on all sides of the computer edges until the assembly pulls off. Image 2/3: Remove the palm rest assembly. Image 3/3: If you have difficulty lifting up the assembly, you might not have taken out all 7 screws on the bottom of the computer.
  • Gently wedge the nylon spudger underneath the palm-rest assembly to release the latches.

  • Continue this process on all sides of the computer edges until the assembly pulls off.

  • Remove the palm rest assembly.

  • If you have difficulty lifting up the assembly, you might not have taken out all 7 screws on the bottom of the computer.

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  • Use a J0 Bit screwdriver to remove the two 6 mm Phillips screws securing the battery located near the bottom of the laptop.

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  • Lift the tiny black tab and pull the battery out at a slight angle.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the drive out at an angle using your fingers. Image 2/2: Gently pull the drive out at an angle using your fingers.
  • Lift up the bottom of the hard drive which is located at the bottom of the laptop.

  • Gently pull the drive out at an angle using your fingers.

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  • Using a J0 bit tipped screwdriver, remove the four 3 mm black screws on both sides of the hard drive bracket.

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  • Slide the hard drive out of the bracket.

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Conclusion

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

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