Introduction

Since the Hard drive bay is 2.5", you can replace the HDD with either a 2.5" HDD or a Solid State Drive (SSD). Note that SSD's are more expensive compared to HDD's of similar storage size.

Image 1/3: Turn off the computer and remove the charger from the charging port. Image 2/3: Turn the laptop over and slide the battery release catch to the right. The battery will pop up from its slot. Remove it using your fingers Image 3/3: Turn the laptop over and slide the battery release catch to the right. The battery will pop up from its slot. Remove it using your fingers
  • Ground yourself by either touching an unpainted metal surface or by using the Anti-Static wrist strap.

  • Turn off the computer and remove the charger from the charging port.

  • Turn the laptop over and slide the battery release catch to the right. The battery will pop up from its slot. Remove it using your fingers

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Image 1/3: Gently lift the panel away from the computer. Image 2/3: Gently lift the panel away from the computer. Image 3/3: Gently lift the panel away from the computer.
  • The access panel to the hard drive and RAM is held in place by four screws. Loosen them using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Gently lift the panel away from the computer.

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Image 1/1: Gently remove the hard drive from the socket.
  • Remove the two 6mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Gently remove the hard drive from the socket.

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Conclusion

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

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