Introduction

You will learn how to remove your full or defective hard drive and replace it with another. It may be beneficial to watch a video of a hard drive being taken out to familiarize yourself with this step, since there was no hard drive to take out on this example.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Close your device, then turn it over.
  • Failure to remove the battery before performing any replacement guide may result in electric shock.

  • Close your device, then turn it over.

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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Place your index finger on the ridged tab.

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Image 1/1: While the tab is on the right, you should be able to gently slide your battery out of your device.
  • Apply moderate pressure to the tab and slide it to the right.

  • While the tab is on the right, you should be able to gently slide your battery out of your device.

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Image 1/2: Take the cover off. Image 2/2: Take the cover off.
  • Remove the 5cm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Take the cover off.

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Image 1/3: Slide the hard drive cover to the right with light-medium force. Image 2/3: Slide the hard drive cover to the right with light-medium force. Image 3/3: Slide the hard drive cover to the right with light-medium force.
  • Remove the following .5cm screws with a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Slide the hard drive cover to the right with light-medium force.

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Image 1/1: From here you will be able to carefully slide your hard drive out.
  • Pull up on the little black tab on the hard drive case to remove it.

  • From here you will be able to carefully slide your hard drive out.

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Conclusion

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

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