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Introduction

This guide will provide instructions on how to remove and replace a hard drive in an HP Pavilion g7-1365dx. Use this guide when having issues with a hard drive that is faulty.

  1. To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is powered off before removing the battery.
    • To prevent injury, make sure the laptop is powered off before removing the battery.

    • Flip the laptop so that it is upside down and opens away from you. This exposes the battery, it will be centered at the bottom of the laptop .

    • Push the switch above the battery towards the center of the laptop .

  2. While pushing the switch, lift the battery by the side closest to the switch up and away from the laptop.
    • While pushing the switch, lift the battery by the side closest to the switch up and away from the laptop.

  3. Using a Phillips size 0 screwdriver, unscrew the 2 Phillips screws. Use the opening tool around the edges of the service door to loosen it and remove it.
    • Using a Phillips size 0 screwdriver, unscrew the 2 Phillips screws.

    • Use the opening tool around the edges of the service door to loosen it and remove it.

  4. Disconnect the drive connector cable from the system board by pulling the plastic tab on top of the connector. Use the opening tool to lift the hard drive out. Remove the hard drive.
    • Disconnect the drive connector cable from the system board by pulling the plastic tab on top of the connector.

    • Use the opening tool to lift the hard drive out.

    • Remove the hard drive.

Conclusion

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

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