Switch the first lock, with the padlock icon, to the open position. Then hold the second lock with the battery icon to the open position, while sliding out the battery pack. Then hold the second lock with the battery icon to the open position, while sliding out the battery pack.
  • Switch the first lock, with the padlock icon, to the open position.

  • Then hold the second lock with the battery icon to the open position, while sliding out the battery pack.

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Flip the laptop so that the back is facing upwards.
  • Flip the laptop so that the back is facing upwards.

  • Locate the small screw on the back that holds the "L" shaped panel.

  • Using a 0 Phillip Screwdriver (4.0x4.7mm sized screw), unscrew the screw. It will not become detached from the panel but it will allow you to remove the back panel.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back panel from the computer, going all the way around it. This will take a good amount of force and you will hear clicking noises as you snap each of the connections out of place. This will take a good amount of force and you will hear clicking noises as you snap each of the connections out of place.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back panel from the computer, going all the way around it.

  • This will take a good amount of force and you will hear clicking noises as you snap each of the connections out of place.

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Once the back panel is completely removed you will have access to the RAM and many other connections in the computer.
  • Once the back panel is completely removed you will have access to the RAM and many other connections in the computer.

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Once you have removed the panel there is one screw (2.5x6mm) that will need to be unscrewed.
  • Once you have removed the panel there is one screw (2.5x6mm) that will need to be unscrewed.

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After unscrewing the back screw for the disc drive another 14 screws (2.5x6.0mm) will need to be removed. After unscrewing the back screw for the disc drive another 14 screws (2.5x6.0mm) will need to be removed.
  • After unscrewing the back screw for the disc drive another 14 screws (2.5x6.0mm) will need to be removed.

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Now flip the computer back to right side up.
  • Now flip the computer back to right side up.

  • Using the plastic opening tool from iFixit to pry open the top half of laptop case. Take off the top half.

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Now seeing the inside of the laptop. Unscrew one more screw (2.0x3.0mm). Now seeing the inside of the laptop. Unscrew one more screw (2.0x3.0mm).
  • Now seeing the inside of the laptop. Unscrew one more screw (2.0x3.0mm).

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Now you should be able slide the disk drive out to the side. Do not pull up on the disk drive. This could damage the plug ins and/or the case that help holds it all together. Do not pull up on the disk drive. This could damage the plug ins and/or the case that help holds it all together.
  • Now you should be able slide the disk drive out to the side.

  • Do not pull up on the disk drive. This could damage the plug ins and/or the case that help holds it all together.

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Conclusion

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

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