Introduction

Use this guide to help you replace the hard drive in a Dell Inspiron 1305.

Parts

No parts required.

Save your work, power the laptop off, and ensure that the charging cable is unplugged before removing the battery.
  • Save your work, power the laptop off, and ensure that the charging cable is unplugged before removing the battery.

  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

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Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click. Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free. Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.
  • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.

  • Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.

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Locate the hard drive access door. Remove the two 5.5mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver. These screws are securing the hard drive access door.
  • Locate the hard drive access door.

  • Remove the two 5.5mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver. These screws are securing the hard drive access door.

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Using your fingers, open and remove the access door from the laptop, exposing the hard drive underneath. Using your fingers, open and remove the access door from the laptop, exposing the hard drive underneath.
  • Using your fingers, open and remove the access door from the laptop, exposing the hard drive underneath.

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Conclusion

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

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