Introduction

The hard drive cage holds the hard drive and needs to be taken out in order to replace the hard drive. It is also important to remove it because this allows access to other parts of the laptop for replacements.

Parts

No parts required.

With the bottom of the HP Mini facing up, slide both switches inward towards each other. With the bottom of the HP Mini facing up, slide both switches inward towards each other. With the bottom of the HP Mini facing up, slide both switches inward towards each other.
  • With the bottom of the HP Mini facing up, slide both switches inward towards each other.

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With the left switch still pushed inward, pull the battery towards you to remove it from the computer. With the left switch still pushed inward, pull the battery towards you to remove it from the computer.
  • With the left switch still pushed inward, pull the battery towards you to remove it from the computer.

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Pull upward from under the back cover via the missing battery area. Best to start from one of the corners. Best to start from one of the corners.
  • Pull upward from under the back cover via the missing battery area.

  • Best to start from one of the corners.

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Remove the three 5.0 mm screws holding the hard drive cage in place using a Phillips #1 screw driver.
  • Remove the three 5.0 mm screws holding the hard drive cage in place using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

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Lift the hard drive cage by pulling the tape upward. Start by pulling the tape from the side with the keyboard symbol. Start by pulling the tape from the side with the keyboard symbol.
  • Lift the hard drive cage by pulling the tape upward.

  • Start by pulling the tape from the side with the keyboard symbol.

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Unplug the cable connecting to the hard drive. Unplug the cable connecting to the hard drive.
  • Unplug the cable connecting to the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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