Introduction

The Hard Drive this computer comes with has 120GB of space and runs at 5400 RPM. Accessing the Hard Drive is simple and requires removing a total of only 4 screws.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Locate the panel covering the hard drive compartment. Image 2/2: Unscrew the two 5mm Phillips #0 screws.
  • Start with the bottom of the laptop facing up.

  • Locate the panel covering the hard drive compartment.

  • Unscrew the two 5mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Image 1/1: Be careful about the four plastic tabs holding the panel on the device.
  • Lift up this external panel by the end with the screws and set it aside.

    • Be careful about the four plastic tabs holding the panel on the device.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the two 4mm Phillips #0 screws holding it in. Image 2/2: Unscrew the two 4mm Phillips #0 screws holding it in.
  • Locate the second plastic panel covering the hard drive.

    • Unscrew the two 4mm Phillips #0 screws holding it in.

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  • Lift up this internal panel using the plastic white tab and set it aside.

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Image 1/3: Gently slide the Hard Drive off of the SATA connector. Image 2/3: Warning: Don’t wiggle the SATA connector or the top piece will come off. If it does, reconnect it vertically. Image 3/3: Warning: Don’t wiggle the SATA connector or the top piece will come off. If it does, reconnect it vertically.
  • Grab the end of the hard drive and pull it up to a vertical position.

  • Gently slide the Hard Drive off of the SATA connector.

  • Warning: Don’t wiggle the SATA connector or the top piece will come off. If it does, reconnect it vertically.

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Conclusion

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

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