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The hard drive holds the entire memory for the device. Without the hard drive, your device is completely useless. It is fairly easy to replace. When taking off the plastic protection, make sure not to bend the metal parts of the plastic because it will be difficult to put back into place. For this guide you will need a plastic opening tool and a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  1. Remove the back cover of the laptop by unscrewing eight 3.5mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the back cover of the laptop by unscrewing eight 3.5mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  2. Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the back cover. It is recommended to start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the back cover.

    • It is recommended to start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover.

  3. Locate the hard drive on the bottom right corner. Unscrew the three 3.5mm screws with the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Locate the hard drive on the bottom right corner.

    • Unscrew the three 3.5mm screws with the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  4. Remove the four additional 3.5mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four additional 3.5mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  5. Carefully pull and remove the old hard drive.
    • Carefully pull and remove the old hard drive.

Conclusion

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

Colton Niewolny

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