Introduction

If your hard drive is broken or you just want to upgrade, this guide will walk you through the steps for replacing the hard drive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Remove the four 4.0 mm screws on both sides of the cage using a Phillips #1 screw driver. Remove the four 4.0 mm screws on both sides of the cage using a Phillips #1 screw driver. Remove the four 4.0 mm screws on both sides of the cage using a Phillips #1 screw driver.
  • Remove the four 4.0 mm screws on both sides of the cage using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

Gently remove the hard drive from it's cage. Gently remove the hard drive from it's cage. Gently remove the hard drive from it's cage.
  • Gently remove the hard drive from it's cage.

Conclusion

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

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