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Introduction

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

Image 1/1: The yellow highlighted edge of the battery should pop up slightly when the switch is moved
  • 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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  • Step 2: Using the edge of the battery that has popped up, lift the battery out of the computer.

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Image 1/1: Remove the 3.5 mm diameter, 7 mm long screw with your Phillips PH1 screwdriver.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Put the cover and screw to the. Image 2/2: This will reveal the hard drive.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Pull right first, and then upwards (towards you). Image 2/3: The hard drive should slide out of place and detach from the laptop. Image 3/3: The hard drive should slide out of place and detach from the laptop.
  • 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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