Place the laptop upside down on a table.
  • Place the laptop upside down on a table.

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Locate the battery (the grey block). Find the two tabs on one end of the battery near the side of the laptop.
  • Locate the battery (the grey block). Find the two tabs on one end of the battery near the side of the laptop.

  • Using your fingers, press both tabs down at once until they are fully depressed.

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While holding the tabs down, slowly pivot the battery up.
  • While holding the tabs down, slowly pivot the battery up.

  • The battery is now free and safe to pull out.

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Push the tab down as far as possible using your finger or plastic opening tool to unlock the disc drive. While still holding the tab down, use your other hand to pull out the disc drive straight out of its place. While still holding the tab down, use your other hand to pull out the disc drive straight out of its place.
  • Push the tab down as far as possible using your finger or plastic opening tool to unlock the disc drive.

  • While still holding the tab down, use your other hand to pull out the disc drive straight out of its place.

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Unscrew two 2.4mm screws at the bottom using a Phillips #0. Also unscrew another 2.4mm screw in the same line as the first two, located at the disc drive's opening and closest to the bottom right corner.
  • Unscrew two 2.4mm screws at the bottom using a Phillips #0.

  • Also unscrew another 2.4mm screw in the same line as the first two, located at the disc drive's opening and closest to the bottom right corner.

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Flip the computer so that the top is facing upwards. Open the computer
  • Flip the computer so that the top is facing upwards.

  • Open the computer

  • The cover is connected to a strip at the bottom, be careful not to yank the cover out.

  • Use a spudger to lift the bottom black cover on both sides at any point.

  • For the proceeding steps, put on your anti-static wrist strap on and clip the metal clip to something metal and grounded to protect the delicate circuitry inside the computer.

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Flip the cover over and sit it on the keyboard. The hard drive is also connected with a strip, do not yank it out. Mind the tab at the bottom when pulling it out.
  • Flip the cover over and sit it on the keyboard.

  • The hard drive is also connected with a strip, do not yank it out.

  • Mind the tab at the bottom when pulling it out.

  • Lift the hard drive towards you and pull it out like you did with the battery.

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Flip the hard drive to the side. The pins that connect hard drive are extremely fragile. Take care in handling the next few steps. Hold the hard drive and use a spudger, preferably a wider one, to remove the black pin holder at the side where it touches the hard drive.
  • Flip the hard drive to the side.

  • The pins that connect hard drive are extremely fragile. Take care in handling the next few steps.

  • Hold the hard drive and use a spudger, preferably a wider one, to remove the black pin holder at the side where it touches the hard drive.

  • Wiggle the black pin holder little by little on each side until the holder comes off.

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Conclusion

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

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