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.

Failure to remove the battery before performing any replacement guide may result in electric shock.
  • Failure to remove the battery before performing any replacement guide may result in electric shock.

  • Close your device, then turn it over.

Add Comment

Place your index finger on the ridged tab. Place your index finger on the ridged tab.
  • Place your index finger on the ridged tab.

Add Comment

Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Apply moderate pressure to the tab and slide it to the right.
  • 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.

Add Comment

Remove the 5cm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver. Take the cover off.
  • Remove the 5cm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Take the cover off.

Add Comment

Remove the following .5cm screws with a #0 Phillips screwdriver. Slide the hard drive cover to the right with light-medium force. 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.

Add Comment

Pull up on the little black tab on the hard drive case to remove it.
  • 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.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

Dominic DeSantis

Member since: 10/19/2016

724 Reputation

6 Guides authored

Team

UMass Dartmouth, Team 4-5, Catania Fall 2016 Member of UMass Dartmouth, Team 4-5, Catania Fall 2016

UMASSD-CATANIA-F16S4G5

3 Members

6 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 2

All Time: 42