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  1. Flip the laptop over. With the battery side facing you, push the latch to the right.
    • Flip the laptop over. With the battery side facing you, push the latch to the right.

    • Lift the battery. You're done!

  2. Remove the single tiny Philips screw securing the disc drive.
    • Remove the single tiny Philips screw securing the disc drive.

    • Slide the disc drive out.

  3. Remove the nine long Philips screws securing the bottom cover.
    • Remove the nine long Philips screws securing the bottom cover.

    • Remove the three small Philips screws securing the bottom cover.

  4. Flip the laptop right-side-up and open it. Use a spudger on each of the five keyboard clips. Lift the keyboard slowly, and then remove the cable from the connector.
    • Flip the laptop right-side-up and open it.

    • Use a spudger on each of the five keyboard clips.

    • Lift the keyboard slowly, and then remove the cable from the connector.

    • Remove the five medium-length Philips screws.

  5. Remove the two screws securing the HDD caddy to the palmrest.
    • Remove the two screws securing the HDD caddy to the palmrest.

    • Remove the ZIF cable from the connector.

    • Lift the caddy.

  6. Remove the four screws securing the HDD to the caddy.
    • Remove the four screws securing the HDD to the caddy.

    • Remove the SATA-to-ZIF connector from the hard drive.

    • You're done!

Conclusion

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

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Joseph Sctbunio

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Good guide except step 2 would be better if it said “remove optical drive” or “remove CD/DVD drive”.

mt_braun - Reply

I was getting suspicious wether or not my laptop wardrobe replacement caused keyboard function loses (first F3, Caps lock, Left shift, Tab, second comes X key and now W key). Nearly all the keys other than the W key is rarely used and the method of hard drive removal shown in this web seems to support that idea too

Sirius K - Reply

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