Introduction

Does your hard-drive not have enough stroage and you want to swap it for a larger storage hard-drive? Well, reading this guide will show how. To disassembly the hard-drive on this computer, it is very easy and will only take about 5 minutes. This guide includes the pre-requeste of removing the back cover and the battery. Once you the back cover and the battery, removing the hard-drive is as easy as flip, pull, lift. The tools that you will need are one, a Philips #00 screw driver and two, a blue plastic opening tool.

The rear panel is secured by 10 screws. Using  a  #00 Phillips Screwdriver,  remove the ten 1.2 mm screws. The screwdriver should be inserted at the same angle as the screws.
  • The rear panel is secured by 10 screws. Using a #00 Phillips Screwdriver, remove the ten 1.2 mm screws.

  • The screwdriver should be inserted at the same angle as the screws.

  • Be sure to keep track of the screws and where they came from. Some only fit in to one spot.

Insert the plastic opening  tool between the rear panel and the top casing. Gently push the opening tool upwards to remove the bottom case. Follow your hand behind the tool and lift the case up gently.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the top casing. Gently push the opening tool upwards to remove the bottom case.

  • Follow your hand behind the tool and lift the case up gently.

  • If too much pressure and force is applied, you could crack one of the panels.

Remove the four 1.2 mm Phillips #00 screws around the battery. Remove the four 1.2 mm Phillips #00 screws around the battery.
  • Remove the four 1.2 mm Phillips #00 screws around the battery.

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Pull the cable  out to disconnect the battery from the device. The battery will lift straight out of the device. Disconnect the cord from the battery and dispose of the battery if needed.
  • Pull the cable out to disconnect the battery from the device. The battery will lift straight out of the device.

  • Disconnect the cord from the battery and dispose of the battery if needed.

After the battery is removed, the hard drive will be easier to access in the top right hand corner.
  • After the battery is removed, the hard drive will be easier to access in the top right hand corner.

With a opening tool, flip open the switch that locks in the hard drive ribbon cable into the device. When lifting the cable out, lift straight up and out to prevent damage to the connector or cable. When lifting the cable out, lift straight up and out to prevent damage to the connector or cable.
  • With a opening tool, flip open the switch that locks in the hard drive ribbon cable into the device.

  • When lifting the cable out, lift straight up and out to prevent damage to the connector or cable.

Lift the hard drive up to remove from the device
  • Lift the hard drive up to remove from the device

Remove the rubber guards on the side of the hard drive. Gently pull the plastic connector out from the hard drive. The hard drive can now be disposed of if needed.
  • Remove the rubber guards on the side of the hard drive.

  • Gently pull the plastic connector out from the hard drive.

  • The hard drive can now be disposed of if needed.

  • Save the guards and connectors from this hard drive, they will be used on the replacement part.

Conclusion

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

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