Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the hard drive on HP 15-ba0709dx laptop. This repair may be needed if your computer is showing the symptoms such as freezing, slowing down, or corrupting files.

Image 1/1: Slide the battery release latch on the left and right side until the battery is detached from its slot.
  • Flip the device over and locate the battery compartment.

  • Slide the battery release latch on the left and right side until the battery is detached from its slot.

  • A noticeable pop will be heard when the battery is fully released.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to damage any of the connectors in the process.
  • Pull the battery out of its slot.

    • Be careful not to damage any of the connectors in the process.

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  • Place the laptop on a clean, flat surface with the bottom side facing up.

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Image 1/1: '''Note:''' Make sure to keep track of the screws once they have been removed.
  • Using a Phillips Head Screwdriver, remove the screws anchoring the bottom casing.

    • Note: Make sure to keep track of the screws once they have been removed.

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Image 1/1: '''Note:'''Place these newly removed screws with the ones removed in Step 2.
  • Locate the screws about 1 inch from the battery release tabs and use a Phillips Head Screwdriver to remove these screws.

    • Note:Place these newly removed screws with the ones removed in Step 2.

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Image 1/2: Removing the friction pads will reveal two more anchoring screws. Image 2/2: '''Note:''' The adhesive keeping the pads on the laptop will weaken once doing this, but it is necessary to removing the bottom cover of the laptop.
  • Locate the rubber friction pads on the top corners of the laptop. Pry the pads from the laptop and place them off to the side

  • Removing the friction pads will reveal two more anchoring screws.

    • Note: The adhesive keeping the pads on the laptop will weaken once doing this, but it is necessary to removing the bottom cover of the laptop.

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Image 1/1: '''Note:''' If all screws are removed it should slide out easily.
  • Remove disc reader.

    • Note: If all screws are removed it should slide out easily.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to damage the laptop while prying. Image 2/2: Be careful not to damage the laptop while prying.
  • Use a plastic prod to pry the back cover off the laptop.

    • Be careful not to damage the laptop while prying.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two screws holding it in place using a Philips screwdriver head, PH1. The screws will be 8 mm long with a 4 mm width head.
  • Locate the square, blue hard drive

  • Unscrew the two screws holding it in place using a Philips screwdriver head, PH1. The screws will be 8 mm long with a 4 mm width head.

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  • Lift the hard drive out of its slot after screws are removed.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to damage the adapter.
  • Squeeze to release and pull adapter cable from the side of hard drive.

    • Be careful not to damage the adapter.

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Conclusion

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

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