Introduction

Hard drives are prone to failure, causing computer files to become inaccessible. This guide will explain how to replace a defective hard drive in the HP Pavilion DM3-3010US.

  1. Flip laptop over to back with the battery facing downwards.
    • Flip laptop over to back with the battery facing downwards.

    • The battery is the silver cylinder located on the bottom of the laptop.

  2. Locate switch for battery ejection.
    • Locate switch for battery ejection.

    • Battery ejection switch is located just above the left side of the battery.

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  4. Remove battery by sliding the battery ejection switch to the right and pulling the battery away from the laptop.
    • Remove battery by sliding the battery ejection switch to the right and pulling the battery away from the laptop.

  5. Using a plastic opening tool, remove the large square casing located on the bottom right side of the laptop. The hard drive will be visible once the casing has been removed.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the large square casing located on the bottom right side of the laptop.

    • The hard drive will be visible once the casing has been removed.

  6. Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove each of the six Phillips #0 screws. Four screws are located on each corner of the hard-drive.
    • Using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver, remove each of the six Phillips #0 screws.

    • Four screws are located on each corner of the hard-drive.

    • Two screws are located on the right side of the battery slot.

  7. Remove old hard drive from its slot and replace with new hard drive, sticker side facing up.
    • Remove old hard drive from its slot and replace with new hard drive, sticker side facing up.

Conclusion

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

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