Introduction

You may want to remove the hard drive to upgrade to a higher capacity drive or if your files have become corrupted and unrecoverable.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Unplug the laptop before changing the battery to avoid electric shock. Place the laptop on a flat stable surface.
    • Unplug the laptop before changing the battery to avoid electric shock.

    • Place the laptop on a flat stable surface.

    • Flip the laptop over so the underside is visible.

  2. Locate the battery lock switch. Slide the lock switch to the left (away from the lock symbol).
    • Locate the battery lock switch.

    • Slide the lock switch to the left (away from the lock symbol).

    • Slide the battery out away from the laptop.

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  4. Remove the two 1mm double wide Phillips #00 screws. Pull the hard drive away from the laptop.
    • Remove the two 1mm double wide Phillips #00 screws.

    • Pull the hard drive away from the laptop.

  5. Keep all screws in a safe place. You may need to use them for your new hard drive. Remove the two #00 1mm screws on both sides of the hard drive.
    • Keep all screws in a safe place. You may need to use them for your new hard drive.

    • Remove the two #00 1mm screws on both sides of the hard drive.

    • Pull the hard drive cover away from the hard drive and set the cover aside.

Conclusion

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

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