Introduction

The hard drive is a primary storage component. If you are losing files or experience the Blue Screen of Death, this might be because of a faulty hard drive. This guide shows you how to remove your hard drive in order to replace it.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure you turn off the device before starting.
  • Make sure you turn off the device before starting.

  • Flip the device over and so the white bar code is on the right.

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Slide the battery latch all the way to the left until you hear the click and see the battery prop up.
  • Slide the battery latch all the way to the left until you hear the click and see the battery prop up.

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Rotate the battery up and remove it. Rotate the battery up and remove it.
  • Rotate the battery up and remove it.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the two 8mm screws from the panel. Take a spudger and wedge it between the panel and the base of the device. Push down on the spudger until you hear a click sound.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the two 8mm screws from the panel.

  • Take a spudger and wedge it between the panel and the base of the device.

  • Push down on the spudger until you hear a click sound.

  • Slide the spudger along the panel and continue to push down until the panel is completely detached.

  • Remove the panel.

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Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 8mm screws holding down the hard drive. Take the spudger and prop up the connector so it is no longer attached. Use the spudger and prop up the hard drive and remove it.
  • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 8mm screws holding down the hard drive.

  • Take the spudger and prop up the connector so it is no longer attached.

  • Use the spudger and prop up the hard drive and remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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