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.

Image 1/2: Place the laptop on a flat stable surface. Image 2/2: Flip the laptop over so the underside is visible.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Slide the lock switch to the left (away from the lock symbol). Image 2/2: Slide the battery out away from the laptop.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Pull the hard drive away from the laptop. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two #00 1mm screws on both sides of the hard drive. Image 2/2: Pull the hard drive cover away from the hard drive and set the cover aside.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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