Introduction

If the hard drive is malfunctioning or needs to be upgraded, use this guide to replace it.

Shut down the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

  • Disconnect the power and all external devices connected to the computer.

    • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock.

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Use a Metal Spudger and  remove the rubber foot closet from the bottom  of the  laptop. Use a Metal Spudger and  remove the rubber foot closet from the bottom  of the  laptop.
  • Use a Metal Spudger and remove the rubber foot closet from the bottom of the laptop.

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Remove all  of the screws located on the bottom of the laptop:
  • Remove all of the screws located on the bottom of the laptop:

    • 5 Phillips 2.4 x 5.7 mm screws

    • 5 Phillips 2.0 x 5.0 mm screws

      • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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Turn the computer over onto its base, with the computer open and the keyboard facing upward.
  • Turn the computer over onto its base, with the computer open and the keyboard facing upward.

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The keyboard is attached internally by clips. Use a small amount of force when removing the keyboard. Use the Plastic Opening Tool to separate the keyboard from the base of the laptop.
  • The keyboard is attached internally by clips. Use a small amount of force when removing the keyboard.

  • Use the Plastic Opening Tool to separate the keyboard from the base of the laptop.

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Raise the keyboard slightly to access the touch pad and keyboard cables.
  • Raise the keyboard slightly to access the touch pad and keyboard cables.

    • Raising the keyboard too far or with excessive force may cause damage to the keyboard, touch pad cables, or their connectors.

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Disconnect the ribbon cables attaching the touch pad and keyboard to the system board (motherboard).
  • Disconnect the ribbon cables attaching the touch pad and keyboard to the system board (motherboard).

    • Using the Heavy-Duty Spudger lift up the plastic locks connecting the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

    • Use the blue plastic tab on the ribbon cable to pull it out from the lock on the motherboard.

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Lift the keyboard away from the base of the laptop.
  • Lift the keyboard away from the base of the laptop.

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Using the Phillips 00 Screwdriver, remove 6 Phillips 2.0 x 4.6 mm screws from the perimeter of the battery.
  • Using the Phillips 00 Screwdriver, remove 6 Phillips 2.0 x 4.6 mm screws from the perimeter of the battery.

    • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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Carefully lift the battery up from lower right corner and disconnect it from the motherboard.
  • Carefully lift the battery up from lower right corner and disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Disconnect the ribbon cables attaching the hard drive to the system board (motherboard).
  • Disconnect the ribbon cables attaching the hard drive to the system board (motherboard).

    • Using the Heavy-Duty Spudger lift up the plastic locks connecting the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

    • Use the purple plastic tab on the ribbon cable to pull it out from the lock on the motherboard.

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Using the Phillips00 Screw Driver, remove 4 Phillips 2.0 x 4.6 mm screws around the perimeter of the hard drive. Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.
  • Using the Phillips00 Screw Driver, remove 4 Phillips 2.0 x 4.6 mm screws around the perimeter of the hard drive.

    • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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Using the tab provided, lift and remove the hard drive out of the laptop base.
  • Using the tab provided, lift and remove the hard drive out of the laptop base.

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Using the Phillips00 Screw Driver, remove 4 Phillips 3.0 x 3.7 mm  screws on exterior mounting bracket. There are 2 Phillips screws on each side of the hard drive bracket.
  • Using the Phillips00 Screw Driver, remove 4 Phillips 3.0 x 3.7 mm screws on exterior mounting bracket.

    • There are 2 Phillips screws on each side of the hard drive bracket.

    • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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Remove the mounting bracket.
  • Remove the mounting bracket.

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Conclusion

Follow these instructions in reverse order to reassemble your device.

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Awesome. Thanks. This helped me a lot.

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