Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to remove the hard drive from you laptop. You will need the screwdriver listed in the tools section.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Step 1 – Battery: Locate the battery release slider on the bottom of the laptop and move it in the direction of the arrow to the unlock position.
    • Step 1 – Battery: Locate the battery release slider on the bottom of the laptop and move it in the direction of the arrow to the unlock position.

    • The yellow highlighted edge of the battery should pop up slightly when the switch is moved

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  2. Step 2: Using the edge of the battery that has popped up, lift the battery out of the computer.
    • Step 2: Using the edge of the battery that has popped up, lift the battery out of the computer.

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    • Locate the screw for the hard drive cover (The cover has HP ProtectSmart written on it).

    • Remove the 3.5 mm diameter, 7 mm long screw with your Phillips PH1 screwdriver.

    • The screw will remain attached to the cover.

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    • Grab the raised edge of the cover lift up. This will separate the cover from the laptop.

    • Put the cover and screw to the.

    • This will reveal the hard drive.

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    • With your fingers, grab the clear tab.

    • Pull right first, and then upwards (towards you).

    • The hard drive should slide out of place and detach from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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