Introduction

This replacement guide will help you disconnect the hard drive from your HP EliteBook 8570w in order to replace it with a new/different hard drive. It consists of 6 relatively easy steps that should guide you successfully.

Parts

No parts required.

To begin, you will need to remove the battery by sliding the left slider (red) to the left.
  • To begin, you will need to remove the battery by sliding the left slider (red) to the left.

    • Push the battery away from you to release it.

  • Then, use the right slider to remove the computer's backing (shown in image)

    • Slide the backing towards you to remove it.

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Once the backing has been removed, you will be able to locate the computer's hard drive in the bottom left corner.
  • Once the backing has been removed, you will be able to locate the computer's hard drive in the bottom left corner.

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To remove the hard drive compartment's cover, unscrew the two 0.8mm Phillips screws with a P1 Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • To remove the hard drive compartment's cover, unscrew the two 0.8mm Phillips screws with a P1 Phillips-head screwdriver.

    • Open by lifting the left side of the cover so it is facing upwards and outwards.

    • The black screws, not the gold screws.

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Use the same screwdriver to loosen all three screws at the attachment points of the silver hard drive caddy.
  • Use the same screwdriver to loosen all three screws at the attachment points of the silver hard drive caddy.

    • These screws do not need to be completely removed.

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To remove the caddy and gain access to the hard drive, pull the black tab up to release it from the caddy.
  • To remove the caddy and gain access to the hard drive, pull the black tab up to release it from the caddy.

    • Once you can grab the tab with your fingers, pull it to the left to disconnect the hard drive from the computer.

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The hard drive can now be replaced inside the caddy.
  • The hard drive can now be replaced inside the caddy.

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Conclusion

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

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