Introduction

Your laptop hard drive stores all of your files, as well as your computer's operating system. A corrupt hard drive will need to be replaced for your computer to power on and run. It is common to upgrade to a larger hard drive with more storage space.

Parts

No parts required.

To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.
  • To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is unplugged before removing the battery.

  • Make sure the switch in the upper right corner of the laptop is switched to the "unlock" position (toward the unlocked padlock icon).

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Pull the switch on the upper lefthand corner of the laptop towards the unlocked padlock icon.
  • Pull the switch on the upper lefthand corner of the laptop towards the unlocked padlock icon.

  • Firmly pull the battery outwards and away from the laptop.

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  • Remove the two 9 mm Phillips #0 screws from the back of the hard drive cover.

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  • Press thumb down firmly on the hard drive and pull outwards to the side.

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Conclusion

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

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It only took 2 minutes once I found te right screwdriver. Great aid!

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