Introduction

How to disassemble the device and replace / upgrade Hard Disk Drive with SSD, SO-DIMM memory modules, WiFi / Wireless card M.2 aka NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) and CMOS Battery (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS), Real-Time Clock (RTC)).

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  1. Switch off the laptop, disconnect the AC adapter, and remove the battery.
    • Switch off the laptop, disconnect the AC adapter, and remove the battery.

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  2. Remove the screws securing the Memory / HDD cover.
    • Remove the screws securing the Memory / HDD cover.

    • Slide the cover down and remove it.

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    • To pop up the memory module you’ll have to spread latches on both sides of the slot.

    • MEMORY

      • Speed 1600 MHz / PC3L-12800

      • Technology DDR3L SDRAM SODIMM

      • Max Supported Size 16 GB

      • Form Factor SO-DIMM 204-pin

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    • Remove two screws securing the hard drive mounting bracked.

    • Slide the HDD to the left to disconnect it from the motherboard and remove it from the device.

    • Remove two screws on each side of the HDD to remove the mounting bracket.

    • Now you have to transfer the mounting bracket to the new HDD or SSD.

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    • Remove the screw and disconnect the two coaxial antenna cables from the WiFi card.

    • Pop it up and remove it from the slot.

    • Wireless N M.2, or Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) Card.

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    • Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) aka Real-Time Clock (RTC)

    • CR2032

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    • That's all.

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Conclusion

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

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