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Introduction

If you need to remove or replace your computer’s disk drive, follow this guide. To do this, you will need a Philips #0 screwdriver head and maybe a plastic opening tool if you have short fingernails. The disk drive is held in place by a single screw, so there will be no difficult steps.

  1. Place your laptop on a flat surface with the bottom facing upwards. The HP logo should be facing downwards. Locate the disk drive screw. It is a 7mm screw that can be found to the upper left on label on the bottom of the computer and is marked with a disk drive symbol. Remove this screw using a Philips #0 screwdriver.
    • Place your laptop on a flat surface with the bottom facing upwards. The HP logo should be facing downwards.

    • Locate the disk drive screw. It is a 7mm screw that can be found to the upper left on label on the bottom of the computer and is marked with a disk drive symbol.

    • Remove this screw using a Philips #0 screwdriver.

  2. Place your thumbnail between the disk drive exterior and your laptop's bottom cover. If your nail is not long enough to do this, you can use a prying tool instead.
    • Place your thumbnail between the disk drive exterior and your laptop's bottom cover.

    • If your nail is not long enough to do this, you can use a prying tool instead.

    • Pull outwards to slide the disk drive out of its slot.

    • Due to how the disk drive's slot is constructed, the drive must be properly aligned to fit back in. It may take a couple attempts to properly align it.

Conclusion

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

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