Introduction

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Conclusion

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

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