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Introduction

The hard drive is responsible for storing all of the data on your laptop. Information from a defective hard drive can sometimes be recovered depending on the extent of the damage or problem.

Image 1/1: The two in the front do not have to be removed as there are no screws underneath them.
  • Remove the two no-slip covers on the rear, bottom side using spudger shown in top center of picture.

  • The two in the front do not have to be removed as there are no screws underneath them.

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  • Remove the two cover tabs towards center of the bottom as there are screws underneath them.

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  • Remove all fourteen 4.5 mm screws from the bottom using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Each location is marked by a red circle in the picture.

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Image 1/1: Once the bottom is free, carefully open to the inside as there are two ribbons that connect your keyboard and touch pad to the top cover.
  • Separate the top cover by using a spudger to go around the sides freeing the inside latches.

  • Once the bottom is free, carefully open to the inside as there are two ribbons that connect your keyboard and touch pad to the top cover.

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Image 1/2: The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components. Image 2/2: The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.
  • Use the spudger to detach the two ribbons from their connectors.

  • The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.

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  • Gently remove hard drive from its connector.

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Conclusion

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

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