Introduction

The hard drive is the memory storage device located on the bottom of the laptop, directly below the track pad.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.
  • Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.

  • Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.

  • Locate the battery release switch, as indicated in the image. Sliding this switch from right to left will release the battery.

  • Remove the battery.

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Locate the hard drive cover. Note that in this image, the RAM cover is still in place.
  • Locate the hard drive cover. Note that in this image, the RAM cover is still in place.

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Remove the two screws securing the hard drive cover.
  • Remove the two screws securing the hard drive cover.

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Remove the hard drive cover. The hard drive is now accessible.
  • Remove the hard drive cover.

  • The hard drive is now accessible.

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Remove the two 5.0mm screws securing the hard drive bracket.
  • Remove the two 5.0mm screws securing the hard drive bracket.

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Slide the hard drive to the right until the edge of the hard drive is flush with the computer frame. Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay, left side first. Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay, left side first.
  • Slide the hard drive to the right until the edge of the hard drive is flush with the computer frame.

  • Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay, left side first.

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Remove the hard drive.
  • Remove the hard drive.

  • If you are replacing the hard drive, remove the four additional screws (two on each side) securing the metal shield to the hard drive. Then, remove the shield from the drive.

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Conclusion

To reinstall the hard drive and reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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