Introduction

My computer doesn't have enough room anymore for the music and photos that I want to store! I don't want to say good-bye to any files. What can I do so that I am able to store more files on my computer? Replacing the hard drive won't be too hard!

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Use your hands to unclip the plastic snaps on the back panel of the device.

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Image 1/1: The screws will not fall out of the back panel, but they will unscrew to release the back panel.
  • Remove the three 11.5mm PH2 screws from the back panel.

  • The screws will not fall out of the back panel, but they will unscrew to release the back panel.

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  • Now, take the back panel off by pulling at it gently with your hands.

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  • Remove the one 13.5mm PH2 screw.

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  • Unsnap the wire mechanism to release the hard drive.

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  • Detach the hard drive assembly by pulling it out of the socket.

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  • Remove the two 8.5mm PH2 screws on each side of the hard drive cover.

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Image 1/1: Replace the old hard drive with your new hard drive.
  • Detach the hard drive cover by sliding it off from the rest of the hard drive

  • Replace the old hard drive with your new hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you so much my hard drive is bad this is going to be a quick fix and save me money you made this for dummies I LOVE IT can u tell me when I replace the hard drive will I lose everything on my computer already such as photos,files, I have everything in office purchased on the computer ? If so is there a way not to lose anything

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