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Did your hard drive crash? Or are you looking for more speed or capacity from a new hard drive? This guide will walk you through replacing your hard drive

Unscrew one Phillips #1 screw from the back panel.
  • Unscrew one Phillips #1 screw from the back panel.

  • The screw is on a spring and attached to the panel. It will pop up, but will not separate from the back panel.

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Slide the back panel down and pull it up. Slide the back panel down and pull it up.
  • Slide the back panel down and pull it up.

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Static electricity can damage the components of your laptop. Make sure you are wearing an anti-static bracelet before you touch the hard drive. Using the black tab on the connect and/or a prying tool, lift up to disconnect the black hard drive cable from the green circuit board.
  • Static electricity can damage the components of your laptop. Make sure you are wearing an anti-static bracelet before you touch the hard drive.

  • Using the black tab on the connect and/or a prying tool, lift up to disconnect the black hard drive cable from the green circuit board.

  • Pull the black cable up and out of the back panel. This will make taking the hard drive out much easier.

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Gently pull up on the plastic tab attached to the hard drive. Pull the hard drive up and to the right to remove it completely from the laptop.
  • Gently pull up on the plastic tab attached to the hard drive.

  • Pull the hard drive up and to the right to remove it completely from the laptop.

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Remove the black SATA cable from the hard drive.
  • Remove the black SATA cable from the hard drive.

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Remove the black rubber end caps. Remove the black rubber end caps.
  • Remove the black rubber end caps.

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Remove the four silver 5 mm Phillips #1 screws from the hard drive. Remove the four silver 5 mm Phillips #1 screws from the hard drive.
  • Remove the four silver 5 mm Phillips #1 screws from the hard drive.

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Remove the plastic cover from the hard drive.
  • Remove the plastic cover from the hard drive.

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Conclusion

To reassemble or replace your hard drive, follow these instructions in reverse order with the working drive.

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