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Introduction

Are you experiencing problems with loading files and other applications on your computer? Consider using this guide to replace the hard drive.

  1. Ensure the device is powered off and unplugged. Close the device and orient it face up, with the hinges further away from you. Flip the device over so the backside is facing you.
    • Ensure the device is powered off and unplugged. Close the device and orient it face up, with the hinges further away from you.

    • Flip the device over so the backside is facing you.

  2. Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove all nine 7mm screws.
    • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove all nine 7mm screws.

  3. Using the plastic opening tool, pull the back panel upward. Move the opening tool along the edge of the device and lift the panel off of your device. Be aware, the back panel is kept in place by magnetic clips. They will offer some resistance, but continue to gently leverage upwards.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, pull the back panel upward. Move the opening tool along the edge of the device and lift the panel off of your device.

    • Be aware, the back panel is kept in place by magnetic clips. They will offer some resistance, but continue to gently leverage upwards.

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  5. Remove the three 4mm screws holding battery in place using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the three 4mm screws holding battery in place using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  6. Using the iFixit opening tools, lift the battery out of its housing.
    • Using the iFixit opening tools, lift the battery out of its housing.

  7. Once loosened, use your fingers to lift the battery up and out of its housing.
    • Once loosened, use your fingers to lift the battery up and out of its housing.

    • There is a small cable which sits in a rut in the top of the battery. Ensure that it is pushed out of the way before removing completely.

  8. Remove the battery completely.
    • Remove the battery completely.

  9. If there is a piece of tape connecting the hard drive and a small power cord, remove the tape. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 4mm screws. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 4mm screws.
    • If there is a piece of tape connecting the hard drive and a small power cord, remove the tape.

    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 4mm screws.

  10. Notice: there is a small data cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard. Do not attempt to lift the hard drive all the way out before removing this cable. Lift the hard drive slightly out of the device. Grasp the head of the cable, not the cable itself.
    • Notice: there is a small data cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard. Do not attempt to lift the hard drive all the way out before removing this cable.

    • Lift the hard drive slightly out of the device.

    • Grasp the head of the cable, not the cable itself.

    • Pull away from the hard drive, removing the data cable. The hard drive may now be fully removed.

Conclusion

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

Christopher Gravelle

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