Introduction

This guide will allow you to replace a damaged/faulty hard drive for the Dell Inspiron 17-5755. Please ensure that the battery is removed before performing this replacement

Make sure the computer has been shut down, and isn't plugged into an outlet before attempting to remove the battery.
  • Make sure the computer has been shut down, and isn't plugged into an outlet before attempting to remove the battery.

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Find the battery release latch on the bottom side of the computer. Slide the latch to the left until you hear a "click". This indicates that the battery has been released.
  • Find the battery release latch on the bottom side of the computer.

  • Slide the latch to the left until you hear a "click". This indicates that the battery has been released.

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Safely remove the battery from the laptop.
  • Safely remove the battery from the laptop.

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Turn over your laptop and locate the two screws which secure the base cover. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 8mm screws which secure the base cover. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 8mm screws which secure the base cover.
  • Turn over your laptop and locate the two screws which secure the base cover.

  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the 8mm screws which secure the base cover.

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Locate the tabs that hold the base cover to the laptop and use a plastic opening tool to gently release the base cover. Locate the tabs that hold the base cover to the laptop and use a plastic opening tool to gently release the base cover.
  • Locate the tabs that hold the base cover to the laptop and use a plastic opening tool to gently release the base cover.

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Now with the base cover removed, you may lift it off of the laptop and continue. Now with the base cover removed, you may lift it off of the laptop and continue. Now with the base cover removed, you may lift it off of the laptop and continue.
  • Now with the base cover removed, you may lift it off of the laptop and continue.

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Locate the hard drive cable, and disconnect it from the laptop by lifting the latch which secures the cable. Locate the hard drive cable, and disconnect it from the laptop by lifting the latch which secures the cable. Locate the hard drive cable, and disconnect it from the laptop by lifting the latch which secures the cable.
  • Locate the hard drive cable, and disconnect it from the laptop by lifting the latch which secures the cable.

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Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four 8mm screws which secure the hard drive assembly to the laptop.
  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four 8mm screws which secure the hard drive assembly to the laptop.

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Carefully remove the hard drive and its assembly from the laptop. Carefully remove the hard drive and its assembly from the laptop. Carefully remove the hard drive and its assembly from the laptop.
  • Carefully remove the hard drive and its assembly from the laptop.

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Remove the interposer by grabbing the black portion of the assembly, and pulling it away from the hard drive. Be sure to not remove the interposer by pulling  on the cable attached to it. Be sure to not remove the interposer by pulling  on the cable attached to it.
  • Remove the interposer by grabbing the black portion of the assembly, and pulling it away from the hard drive.

  • Be sure to not remove the interposer by pulling on the cable attached to it.

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Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four 4mm screws on either side of the hard drive assembly.
  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four 4mm screws on either side of the hard drive assembly.

  • These screws are very small. Make sure not to misplace them.

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Safely remove the hard drive assembly from the hard drive to complete the process. Safely remove the hard drive assembly from the hard drive to complete the process. Safely remove the hard drive assembly from the hard drive to complete the process.
  • Safely remove the hard drive assembly from the hard drive to complete the process.

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Conclusion

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

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