Introduction

Use this guide to replace your hard drive. If you have determined that your hard drive is not working or if you want a hard drive with more storage space, it may be time to replace it.

Power off the device before beginning disassembly. Disconnect all external devices.
  • Power off the device before beginning disassembly. Disconnect all external devices.

  • Flip the device on its back.

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Unscrew and remove the one 7.5 mm Phillips-head screw using Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew and remove the one 7.5 mm Phillips-head screw using Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Unscrew twelve 6.0 mm Phillips-head screws using Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew twelve 6.0 mm Phillips-head screws using Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Use the plastic opening tool (which is short and has a thin end for prying open device parts) to pry open the back case of the device.
  • Use the plastic opening tool (which is short and has a thin end for prying open device parts) to pry open the back case of the device.

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Once the device is open, move the ribbon cable to the side.
  • Once the device is open, move the ribbon cable to the side.

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Use the flat end of a plastic spudger to disconnect the battery cable from its socket in the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of a plastic spudger to disconnect the battery cable from its socket in the motherboard.

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Unscrew and remove the three 4.0 mm Phillips-head screws that hold the battery in place, using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew and remove the three 4.0 mm Phillips-head screws that hold the battery in place, using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Lift the battery up and remove.
  • Lift the battery up and remove.

  • Removing the battery can dislodge the touchpad bracket. Place the battery carefully over the alignment pins.

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Remove the four 4.0 mm screws that hold down the hard drive case using a Philips #1 Screwdriver. Move the hard drive case and hard drive so that you can easily reach the hard drive cable.
  • Remove the four 4.0 mm screws that hold down the hard drive case using a Philips #1 Screwdriver.

  • Move the hard drive case and hard drive so that you can easily reach the hard drive cable.

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Use the plastic spudger tool to loosen the hard drive SATA cable connection by pushing it away from the motherboard. Once it is loose, pull the hard drive out of the socket. Remove the hard drive from the device.
  • Use the plastic spudger tool to loosen the hard drive SATA cable connection by pushing it away from the motherboard.

  • Once it is loose, pull the hard drive out of the socket.

  • Remove the hard drive from the device.

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Pull out the hard drive cable from the hard drive, and set it aside. Remove the four 3.0 mm screws that attach the hard drive case to the hard drive using a Philips #1 Screwdriver. If the screwdriver is too big, try #0 sized screwdriver. Remove the four 3.0 mm screws that attach the hard drive case to the hard drive using a Philips #1 Screwdriver. If the screwdriver is too big, try #0 sized screwdriver.
  • Pull out the hard drive cable from the hard drive, and set it aside.

  • Remove the four 3.0 mm screws that attach the hard drive case to the hard drive using a Philips #1 Screwdriver. If the screwdriver is too big, try #0 sized screwdriver.

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Remove the hard drive from the hard drive case.
  • Remove the hard drive from the hard drive case.

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Conclusion

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

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