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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 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 the plastic opening  tool between the rear panel and the top casing. Gently push the opening tool upwards to remove the bottom case.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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

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