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.

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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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. Remove the battery using two hands and pull it away from the computer.
  • 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
  • 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. Pull the Hard Drive out gently using the tab.  It should provide enough leverage to pull the drive out smoothly.
  • 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.
  • 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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