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Introduction

Replacing the hard drive on this device is quite easy as all of the components are accessible by removing a single cover.

  1. First, turn off your laptop, then disconnect the power supply. Unplug any peripheral devices connected to your laptop.
    • First, turn off your laptop, then disconnect the power supply. Unplug any peripheral devices connected to your laptop.

    • Next, remove the battery from the laptop.

    • In the picture, the battery is not installed.

  2. Next, remove the 4 Phillips screws from the service door cover (circled in red). In this photo, the screws have already been removed.
    • Next, remove the 4 Phillips screws from the service door cover (circled in red).

    • In this photo, the screws have already been removed.

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  4. Remove the 4 screws circled in red in the photo. Once the screws are removed, slide the hard drive to the right, with the help of the tab.
    • Remove the 4 screws circled in red in the photo.

    • Once the screws are removed, slide the hard drive to the right, with the help of the tab.

  5. Remove the 4 screws located on the side of the support. Then, remove the hard drive form its metallic support. Finally, replace de hard drive with a new one or an SSD.
    • Remove the 4 screws located on the side of the support.

    • Then, remove the hard drive form its metallic support.

    • Finally, replace de hard drive with a new one or an SSD.

Conclusion

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

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Brendan

Member since: 09/24/2016

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why do you do this?

Carl Jefferson - Reply

You can do this to replace a faulty hard-drive or replace it by a SSD to get better performance. So I did this to replace mine by a new one and I wrote this guide for other people who search how to do it. As you can see, very easy to do.

Brendan -

Amazing tutorial, thanks :)

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