Introduction

This guide will show the user how to remove the hard drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Turn the device over to expose the bottom of the device. Image 2/2: Slide the battery release all the way to the left.
  • Removing the battery while the laptop is still on may corrupt your files.

  • Turn the device over to expose the bottom of the device.

  • Slide the battery release all the way to the left.

  • There will be a click and the battery will be released from its compartment.

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  • Carefully remove the battery from its compartment.

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Image 1/2: Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to loosen the retaining screws. Image 2/2: Remove the panel covering the compartment.
  • Locate the two Phillips head retaining screws which secure the hard drive compartment.

  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to loosen the retaining screws.

  • Remove the panel covering the compartment.

  • Ground yourself before attempting to touch any components. To ground yourself, touch a conductive metal to eliminate any static buildup in your body, which can damage computer components.

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Image 1/1: Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the screws.
  • Locate the three 6 mm Phillips head screws for the hard drive.

  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the screws.

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Image 1/1: Pull the connector cable from the end of the hard drive.
  • Remove the hard drive from the compartment.

  • Pull the connector cable from the end of the hard drive.

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Image 1/1: Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the screws.
  • Locate the two 6 mm Phillips head screws on each side of the hard drive.

  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the screws.

  • Remove the cover from the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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