1. Flip over the laptop with the bottom battery compartment facing up.
    • Flip over the laptop with the bottom battery compartment facing up.

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  2. Slide the tab below the battery leftwards and hold.
    • Slide the tab below the battery leftwards and hold.

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    • While holding the tab, lift the battery out of its compartment.

    • Release the tab after removing the battery.

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    • Loosen the module cover screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

    • The screw is attached to the cover, do not force it out.

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    • Lift the module cover by inserting a plastic opening tool into the crevice near the screw and lift upwards.

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    • Use a Phillips screwdriver and unscrew four 4mm Phillips screws fastening the first hard drive.

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    • Slide the hard drive towards the hole where the back panel assembly screw was located with your hands to disconnect and lift to remove it.

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    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew four 4mm Phillips screws on the second hard drive.

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    • Slide the hard drive towards the edge nearest you to disconnect it.

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    • Using the tab that says "this side up" pull away from the laptop to remove the hard drive.

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    • Repeat this step for each hard drive.

    • Unscrew two 4mm screws from each side of the hard drive casing with a Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Remove the hard drive casing.

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    • Unscrew the screw holding the optical drive with a Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, pull out the optical drive.

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    • Unscrew three 4mm screws near the edge of the optical drive compartment with a Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Open the laptop to about a 90 degree angle and place it on its side with the empty optical drive slot pointing upwards.

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    • Push and hold the tab inside the optical drive's opening with your index finger.

    • Insert a spudger between the black and silver plastic pieces that are above the tab and pry apart the two pieces.

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    • Slide the spudger around the palm rest to release the clips.

    • You may hear crackling noise, this is normal.

    • Use caution when sliding below the mouse pad, as there are wires we must detach in the next steps.

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    • Gently lift and rotate the palm rest panel until it's upside down as it is still connected by the mouse pad wires.

    • The mouse pad wires are still connected to the palm rest panel.

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    • Put the Spudger below the black tab of the wider cable and push up to release.

    • Gently Pull out the cable.

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    • Insert the spudger below the black tab of the remaining cable and push up to release.

    • Gently pull out the cable.

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    • Remove the palm rest from the laptop.

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    • Using the plastic opening tool, slightly lift and rotate the keyboard until it's upside down from the display side of the laptop.

    • DO NOT lift the keyboard all the way as wires are still connected.

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    • Gently insert the spudger below the edge of the black tab of the thinner cable and lift.

    • Gently pull out the cable.

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    • Gently insert the spudger under the edge of the black tab of the cable marked UP.

    • Gently pull out the cable.

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    • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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