Introduction

The Hard Drive is one of the main components of any computer. Replacing it isn't extremely difficult, but important nonetheless. In this guide, we'll walk you through replacing the hard drive in the Dell Inspiron Duo, step by step, making it easy for anyone to accomplish.

Image 1/2: Flip your device over so the bottom panel is facing up. Image 2/2: To remove the old battery from the laptop, first unscrew  the eight screws (size M2.5x8) from the bottom with a Phillips #0 screwdriver, this will allow the removal of the keyboard and front panel.
  • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock. Make sure to shut down and unplug your device before you begin.

  • Flip your device over so the bottom panel is facing up.

  • To remove the old battery from the laptop, first unscrew the eight screws (size M2.5x8) from the bottom with a Phillips #0 screwdriver, this will allow the removal of the keyboard and front panel.

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Image 1/2: Remove the three plastic Keyboard and trackpad connectors (these are labeled with a blue circle on the second photograph). Image 2/2: Remove the three plastic Keyboard and trackpad connectors (these are labeled with a blue circle on the second photograph).
  • Flip the device over again and open the laptop so that you have access to the keyboard. There are hooks on the bottom of the keyboard, but gently pulling the keyboard towards the monitor will allow it to pull out easily. Be sure to unclamp the ribbon cable. Remove the three screws under the keyboard.

  • Remove the three plastic Keyboard and trackpad connectors (these are labeled with a blue circle on the second photograph).

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  • Next, remove the top cover from the device using the plastic opening tools. It snaps in on the sides, so don't worry if you hear it unsnapping; it's not breaking.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two screws on the left side of the hard drive enclosure.
  • With the laptop open, locate the hard drive. It will be on the left side of the laptop, the side with the power button.

  • Remove the two screws on the left side of the hard drive enclosure.

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Image 1/1: Lift the hard drive and hard drive enclosure out out of laptop.
  • With the screws removed, the hard drive will slide from the left to right, disconnecting it from the hard drive port.

  • Lift the hard drive and hard drive enclosure out out of laptop.

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Image 1/2: Set the hard drive to the side and slide a new hard drive to the metal casing, ensuring that the white label is on top. Image 2/2: Set the hard drive to the side and slide a new hard drive to the metal casing, ensuring that the white label is on top.
  • With the hard drive and the mental case that encloses the hard drive removed from the laptop, you will see two screws on either side of the metal case. Remove these screws and lift the hard drive out of the metal casing.

  • Set the hard drive to the side and slide a new hard drive to the metal casing, ensuring that the white label is on top.

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Conclusion

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

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