Introduction

Use this guide to replace the internal 2.5" SATA hard drive in your HP Omen laptop with another one.

Disconnect all cables from your laptop
  • Disconnect all cables from your laptop

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Remove 10 screws from the back cover 2 large Philips #0 screws
  • Remove 10 screws from the back cover

    • 2 large Philips #0 screws

    • 8 smaller Philips #0 screws

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The laptop scratches easily, be careful when removing the back cover. Turn the laptop over and open the lid Remove the back cover
  • The laptop scratches easily, be careful when removing the back cover.

  • Turn the laptop over and open the lid

  • Remove the back cover

    • Place an opening pick in between the back cover and main body of the laptop

    • Work your way around the body, snapping open the clips holding the cover in place from the inside

    • Turn the laptop over again and remove the back cover

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The hard drive is located in the back right of the laptop A cable runs over the left drive bar, make sure to move it out of the way before removing the drive. Pull the back of the drive up and backwards to remove it from the laptop.
  • The hard drive is located in the back right of the laptop

  • A cable runs over the left drive bar, make sure to move it out of the way before removing the drive.

  • Pull the back of the drive up and backwards to remove it from the laptop.

    • Make sure to disconnect the SATA power and data cables before fully removing the drive.

  • The drive bars can be removed without any tools, simply pull them to the side.

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Conclusion

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

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Cas Eliëns

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Thank you for this guide! I decided to give up after contacting Blizzard's live support, so I found your guide and saw how easy it is to do it by myself! The support centre did not even offer free shipping to Germany so I just followed your guide instead. Some screws had to be taken out by force (several things broke, but whatever!) and all in all, after messing around the HDD, the computer decided to boot up again! Hooray! Thank you again.

Gdnwed trojliwo - Reply

Why did you contact Blizzard about a Hewlett-Packard product? Of course they won't be able to help!

Devon Campbell -

My computer had lot issues with hard drive for many time! I changed for liquid stat drive and now it works butter smoth! One problem in guide is that the omen is intact? mine was broken when i got it but i think it was a feature. also mine came with a liquid stat drive! much faster then mechanical keyboard.

Adi Barilan - Reply

Remove the back cover is a little disturbing , it seems to be detroyed in the process!...but there aren't another way. In my laptop the screw of the M2 was running free in the case making noise.........Thanks for your help!

Andres Rangel - Reply

Yeah, removing the back cover feels like you're breaking something. I found that slightly twisting it upwards (as if it were connected to the screen hinge) helps with getting it loose without it feeling too wonky.

Cas Eliëns -

You can see the two heatpipes on the CPU. And right next to the CPU is a chip, is that the GPU and why doesnt it have heatpipes?

wimjanssens6 - Reply

I believe that the chips you see under the heat pipe (there's one at the top just after the turn, and then one at the end) are the CPU and GPU, though I'm not sure which is which. I can't imagine them not putting a heat pipe on the GPU.

Cas Eliëns -

Hi,

Thanks for this guide!

I have just bought an hp omen 15-AX210NB. It only comes with a 256GB M2 SSD and no HDD . The space for the harddrive is empty on mine so I don't have the drive bars and I also don't have the SATA data and power cable.

Where can I order the cable and the drive bars?

Thomas Boonen - Reply

I'm not sure about the official part numbers, but I was able to find listings on ebay for the drive bars and cables when googling for "15-ax280nd drive bars" and "15-ax280nd drive connector".

Cas Eliëns -

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