Introduction

This guide is helpful if you have something wrong with your hard drive and you need to replace it.

  1. Make sure your laptop is powered off.
    • Make sure your laptop is powered off.

    • With laptop closed flip to look at the underside of the laptop.

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  2. On the underside of the laptop towards the hinge for the screen there are two rectangular slide switches located inside of rectangular tracks.
    • On the underside of the laptop towards the hinge for the screen there are two rectangular slide switches located inside of rectangular tracks.

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    • The left switch is the battery unlock switch.

    • Inside the rectangular track of this switch there is an image of a closed lock that should be visible. Push this switch to the other end of the track and an image of an open lock should be visible.

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    • Then take and slide the other switch to the other end of its track which will pop out the battery.

    • Grab the battery and pull it out of the slot.

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    • Remove the 4mm Phillips #1 screw located towards the middle of the laptop slightly towards the right with the picture of the CD next to it.

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    • Slide the disc tray out of the its slot.

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    • Next locate and unscrew the two 4mm Phllips #1 screws with the keyboard symbol located towards the middle and top of the bottom of the laptop.

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    • Next turn the laptop over and flip open the screen.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard upwards from the bottom right hand corner of the keyboard.

    • Use another plastic opening tool with the first plastic opening tool you placed to undo every plastic clasp surrounding the keyboard.

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    • Next lift up the keyboard gently and use the plastic opening tool to undo the ribbon wire by unclasping the ZIF (zero insertion force) connector to the laptop.

    • Gently slide the ribbon wire out of its slot.

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    • After removing the keyboard close the laptop and flip it over.

    • Using a spudger to remove the rubber bumpers located at the top left and top right of the laptop.

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    • Remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws located under the rubber bumpers.

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    • Now remove both corner pieces by sliding them away from the laptop and pulling upwards.

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    • Remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws located where you pulled the disk tray out of.

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    • Now flip the laptop back over and open the screen. Remove the four 4mm Phllips #1 screws.

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    • Using the plastic opening tool you will need to remove two pieces of tape.

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    • Using the plastic opening tool detach both ribbon cables by disconnecting both ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors on the ends.

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    • Now peel back the glued longer ribbon cable gently.

      • Ribbon wire is very fragile be sure not to rip it.

    You have to peel off the red cover carefully here

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    • Now you can see the hard drive.

    • Remove the two 4 mm Phllips #1 screws.

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    • Now pull the bracket where the screws where to right as you lift up the hard drive.

    • It will disconnect from the motherboard as shown.

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Conclusion

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

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