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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.

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    • 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.

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    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the top case. Pry the opening tool upwards to separate the top case from the bottom case.

    • Slide the opening tool along the case perimeter to loosen the bottom case.

    • Gently pull the bottom case away from the laptop.

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

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    • Pull the battery cable out from its motherboard socket.

    • Pull parallel to the motherboard, not straight up.

    • Remove the battery.

    • Disconnect the power cord from the battery and transfer it to your replacement battery.

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

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    • 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.

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    • Lift the hard drive up to remove from the device

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    • 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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