Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to remove the hard drive from the computer if it is broken or having issues. Some of the problems associated with a broken Hard Drive are that your computer is not booting up completely, some programs that were working are not recognized anymore, the Hard Drive is not recognized in the C: of "my computer", the computer tells you the drive is not recognized, or that the drive will fail.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Turn the computer upside down with the battery facing you.
    • Turn the computer upside down with the battery facing you.

    • Turn the computer off and disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

    • Failure to unplug the charging cable may result in electric shock.

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  2. Push the switch as far to the right as possible to unlock the battery.
    • Push the switch as far to the right as possible to unlock the battery.

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    • Remove the battery using two hands and pull it away from the computer.

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    • Remove the four Phillips #1 screws holding the Hard Drive in place.

      • Four 3.5mm Phillips #1 screws

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    • Pull the Hard Drive out gently using the tab. It should provide enough leverage to pull the drive out smoothly.

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    • Remove both 3.5mm Phillips #1 screws on either side of the plastic casing.

      • There is a second screw on the other side of the casing.

    • Then gently separate the drive from its casing.

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Conclusion

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

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