HP Mini 1000 Hard Drive Replacement

Replace or upgrade the hard drive on your HP Mini 1000.

Use this guide to replace the hard drive.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • With the case closed, place the Mini 1000 top-side down on a flat surface.

  • Push both of the battery release latches toward each other.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Lift the battery out of the Mini 1000 from the edge closest to the release latches.

Edit Step 3 Keyboard  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Keyboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the following two screws:

    • One 6 mm Phillips screw

    • One 4 mm Phillips screw

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • To facilitate the removal of the keyboard, it is recommended to push the keyboard outwards with one hand through the opening (highlighted in the third picture) located on the backside of the Mini 1000.

  • While pushing through the opening with one hand, grasp the left upper edge with the other hand and slightly pull the keyboard towards you.

  • Once an opening has been established, grasp the keyboard and slowly lift it upwards along the upper perimeter of the top edge.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Lift the keyboard out of the upper case, minding the cable that is still connecting it to the motherboard.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the keyboard cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the cable out of its socket and remove the keyboard.

Edit Step 7 Hard Drive  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the SIM card ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the SIM card ribbon cable out of its socket and peel it off the top of the hard drive enclosure.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the hard drive cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws securing the hard drive to the lower case.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Lift the hard drive up and out of the lower case, being careful not to damage its cable in the process.

Edit Step 11 Hard Drive  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Carefully peel up the two foam bumpers from the ends stuck to the bottom of the hard drive.

  • It is not necessary to peel these bumpers off the hard drive enclosure.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Lift up the center retaining tab on the hard drive enclosure and simultaneously push the hard drive out through the open end of the enclosure.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Use your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the hard drive cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Pull the hard drive cable out of its socket.

  • Hard drive remains.

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

For more information, check out the HP Mini 1000 device page.

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