Introduction

The HP Mini 110 comes stock with a 160GB hard disk drive. Whether it needs replacement due to failure, or it is desired to upgrade it to a larger size or replace it with a solid state drive, this guide is applicable.

Power-off the netbook fully before attempting to remove the battery. Flip your netbook upside down, and locate the sliding tabs near the battery. Slide both tabs inward so that the battery visibly moves away from the case of the computer.
  • Power-off the netbook fully before attempting to remove the battery.

  • Flip your netbook upside down, and locate the sliding tabs near the battery.

  • Slide both tabs inward so that the battery visibly moves away from the case of the computer.

  • Release the tabs and pull the battery out.

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With the screen closed, turn your netbook around so that the battery slot is facing you. Remove the three 2.9mm screws in the battery slot.
  • With the screen closed, turn your netbook around so that the battery slot is facing you.

  • Remove the three 2.9mm screws in the battery slot.

    • This step can be made easier by using a magnetic screwdriver.

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Flip the netbook upright, and open the screen as far as it will go. Pry up the keyboard from the middle of the top edge. Insert the flat end of the spudger between middle of the the top edge of the keyboard and the plastic frame behind it.
  • Flip the netbook upright, and open the screen as far as it will go.

  • Pry up the keyboard from the middle of the top edge.

    • Insert the flat end of the spudger between middle of the the top edge of the keyboard and the plastic frame behind it.

    • Pry the keyboard up until it pops out or until you can grab it with your fingers, and then pull gently until it pops out on both sides.

    • Do not pull the keyboard out immediately - there is a potentially fragile ribbon cable that attaches to the motherboard behind the keyboard.

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Flip the keyboard over (toward you) by pivoting it about the lower edge, and lay it upside down on top of the touchpad area to reveal the ribbon cable. Lightly pull up on the black tab on top of the keyboard ribbon cable until it hinges toward you and releases the ribbon cable end. Pull the ribbon cable backward and out of the receptacle. This should not require any effort.
  • Flip the keyboard over (toward you) by pivoting it about the lower edge, and lay it upside down on top of the touchpad area to reveal the ribbon cable.

  • Lightly pull up on the black tab on top of the keyboard ribbon cable until it hinges toward you and releases the ribbon cable end.

  • Pull the ribbon cable backward and out of the receptacle. This should not require any effort.

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Remove the three screws holding down the hard drive. Use a Phillips PH0 screwdriver for the two silver, 3.4mm screws on the right, and use a PH1 for the black, 10.3mm screw on the left. It is not necessary to fully remove the 10.3mm screw, but if you do, be careful to not lose the spring. It is not necessary to fully remove the 10.3mm screw, but if you do, be careful to not lose the spring.
  • Remove the three screws holding down the hard drive. Use a Phillips PH0 screwdriver for the two silver, 3.4mm screws on the right, and use a PH1 for the black, 10.3mm screw on the left.

    • It is not necessary to fully remove the 10.3mm screw, but if you do, be careful to not lose the spring.

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As shown on the top face of the hard drive itself, pull hard drive left using the black tab until the hard drive is unplugged and entirely released from its receptacle. Lift the hard drive out of the laptop. Place the hard drive in an anti-static bag to reduce the likelihood of damaging it with static electricity.
  • As shown on the top face of the hard drive itself, pull hard drive left using the black tab until the hard drive is unplugged and entirely released from its receptacle.

  • Lift the hard drive out of the laptop.

  • Place the hard drive in an anti-static bag to reduce the likelihood of damaging it with static electricity.

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Conclusion

To install a new hard drive or re-install the old one, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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