1. Before any work can be done ensure that the laptop is powered off.
    • Before any work can be done ensure that the laptop is powered off.

    • Use either the power button on the computer or issue a shutdown from the operating system.

    • Once the device is off place the laptop on a flat surface and flip it so that the bottom is facing upwards.

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

    • Once located slide the switch into the unlock position.

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    • Locate the “lip” on the laptop to lift the battery outside of the compartment.

    • Once the battery is out, you will be able to find the replacement part number in order to purchase a new battery.

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    • Once the new battery has been acquired take the battery and place it in the empty battery slot.

    • Slide the switch into the lock position to secure the new battery.

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    • Remove the back panel: Use the screwdriver to remove the screws on the back panel.

    • Lift the back panel off the laptop to expose the interior of the laptop.

    • Locate the hard drive.

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    • Remove the current hard drive.

    • Look at the model number and order the replacement if needed.

    • Insert the new hard drive in.

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Conclusion

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

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@oldturkey03 This guide is showing how to remove the ODD, not the HDD. I was wondering if I should change it. The guide is also incorrect. Only one screw is necessary to remove the ODD. I suppose I should make another and archive this...

George A. - Reply

@pccheese it's a student guide so leave it alone. Do not archive anything on this. Go ahead and create your guide and then post that as an alternative. I would give the composer of this guide the courtesy and kindly let them know.

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