Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Close the laptop and turn it over, so that the underside is up and the silver battery bay is facing towards you.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward. Image 2/3: Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop. Image 2/3: While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Pull off the HP product sticker, starting at the top right corner and pulling diagonally down towards the bottom right. Image 2/3: Be careful not to pull up the black hard drive plastic connector with the sticker. Also, removing this sticker will void your warranty. Image 3/3: Remove the HP product sticker.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Locate the hard drive cable, connected to the hard drive. Image 2/2: Disconnect the hard drive cable by gently pulling upward.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Remove the hard drive. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Pull and remove the hard drive pin connector from the hard drive.
  • 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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