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Introduction

Introduction

The hard drive is where you store permanent files on your laptop. If your hard drive is damaged and does not operate properly any more, or you simply want a larger and/or faster one, you can replace it with a new one.

This guide will teach you

  1. Where the Hard Drive is located
  2. how to remove safely
  3. Tools needed to complete the replacement
Image 1/1: Turn the laptop over so its bottom is facing you.
  • Shutdown the computer, detach it from any power source, and make sure the laptop is closed with its latch securely shut.

  • Turn the laptop over so its bottom is facing you.

  • The laptop pictured comes with a palm rest attached to the battery case. This part may not be present on your laptop. Regardless, the steps are exactly the same.

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Image 1/1: While still holding the latches out, use your thumbs to slide the battery out towards you.
  • Using two index fingers, slide the battery latches outward.

  • While still holding the latches out, use your thumbs to slide the battery out towards you.

  • Once the battery is dislodged, you can let go of the latches and remove the battery.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the screw closest to the hard drive opening and the one diagonally to the right. This will loosen the hard drive. Image 2/3: Do not unscrew this screw! Image 3/3: Do not unscrew this screw!
  • Position the closed laptop upside down.

  • Unscrew the screw closest to the hard drive opening and the one diagonally to the right. This will loosen the hard drive.

  • Do not unscrew this screw!

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Image 1/1: Pull the hard drive out slowly to avoid any further damage to the laptop.
  • Place thumb on the hard drive cover and get a firm grip.

  • Pull the hard drive out slowly to avoid any further damage to the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Slide cover off. Image 2/2: Slide cover off.
  • Unscrew the screw on the right side to remove cover.

  • Slide cover off.

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Conclusion

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

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