Introduction

Use this guide to remove and install a new hard drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Before beginning, make sure that your computer is turned off and all external power cords are disconnected.
  • Before beginning, make sure that your computer is turned off and all external power cords are disconnected.

  • Close the laptop and turn it over, so that the underside is up and the silver battery bay is facing towards you.

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Locate the battery locking latch on the bottom right corner and slide it inward to unlock the battery. Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward. Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.
  • Locate the battery locking latch on the bottom right corner and slide it inward to unlock the battery.

  • Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward.

  • Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.

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Locate the service access cover release lever and slide it to the right. While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop. While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop.
  • Locate the service access cover release lever and slide it to the right.

  • While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop.

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If you are performing any installations after the battery, orient the computer so that the underside is up, and the battery port is facing away from you.
  • If you are performing any installations after the battery, orient the computer so that the underside is up, and the battery port is facing away from you.

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Locate the HP product sticker, a black square sticker covered with product details, at the top of the computer. Pull off the HP product sticker, starting at the top right corner and pulling diagonally down towards the bottom right. Be careful not to pull up the black hard drive plastic connector with the sticker. Also, removing this sticker will void your warranty.
  • Locate the HP product sticker, a black square sticker covered with product details, at the top of the computer.

  • Pull off the HP product sticker, starting at the top right corner and pulling diagonally down towards the bottom right.

  • Be careful not to pull up the black hard drive plastic connector with the sticker. Also, removing this sticker will void your warranty.

  • Remove the HP product sticker.

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Locate the hard drive, where the HP Product sticker used to be. Locate the hard drive cable, connected to the hard drive.
  • Locate the hard drive, where the HP Product sticker used to be.

  • Locate the hard drive cable, connected to the hard drive.

  • Disconnect the hard drive cable by gently pulling upward.

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Using a 00 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the three 2.0 x 4.0 Philips screws holding the hard drive in place. Using a 00 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the three 2.0 x 4.0 Philips screws holding the hard drive in place.
  • Using a 00 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the three 2.0 x 4.0 Philips screws holding the hard drive in place.

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Use the Mylar Tab located on the right side of the hard drive to pry up the hard drive. Remove the hard drive.
  • Use the Mylar Tab located on the right side of the hard drive to pry up the hard drive.

  • Remove the hard drive.

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Lay the hard drive down with the underside facing up.
  • Lay the hard drive down with the underside facing up.

  • Pull and remove the hard drive pin connector from the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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