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

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

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

  • Release the tab after removing the battery.

Loosen the module cover screw with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Loosen the module cover screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

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

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

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

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. 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. 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.
  • 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.

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

Slide the hard drive towards the edge nearest you to disconnect it. Slide the hard drive towards the edge nearest you to disconnect it.
  • 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. Using the tab that says "this side up"  pull away from the laptop to remove the hard drive. Using the tab that says "this side up"  pull away from the laptop to remove the hard drive.
  • Using the tab that says "this side up" pull away from the laptop to remove the hard drive.

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

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

Remove the hard drive casing.
  • Remove the hard drive casing.

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

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

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

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

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

Slide the spudger around the palm rest to release the clips. You may hear crackling noise, this is normal.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

  • Gently Pull out the cable.

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

  • Gently pull out the cable.

Remove the palm rest from the laptop.
  • Remove the palm rest from the laptop.

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

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

  • Gently pull out the cable.

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

  • Gently pull out the cable.

Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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