Introduction

Use this guide if your current hard drive is damaged and needs to be replaced, or if you are simply looking to upgrade your storage.

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  • Lay the computer down with the bottom panel facing up.

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Image 1/2: Remove all ten 6mm Phillips screws with a size 0 Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove all ten 6mm Phillips screws with a size 0 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Locate the ten 6mm Phillips screws along the edges and in the center of the back panel.

  • Remove all ten 6mm Phillips screws with a size 0 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Use the plastic opening tool as a lever to separate the bottom panel from the computer.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool into the small space under the back panel.

  • Use the plastic opening tool as a lever to separate the bottom panel from the computer.

  • Slide the tool along the edges of the computer until the bottom panel is completely separated.

  • You may start prying the bottom panel on any edge.

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  • Lift the bottom panel off of the computer.

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  • Locate the hard drive in the bottom left of your computer.

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Image 1/2: Remove the three screws with a size 0 Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the three screws with a size 0 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Locate the three 3.5mm Phillips screws on the corners of the hard drive.

  • Remove the three screws with a size 0 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Follow the wire out from the right side of the hard drive to locate where the hard drive connects to the motherboard.

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  • Lift off the strip of tape securing the wire down to the computer.

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  • Pull the connector out of its port on the motherboard.

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  • Lift the hard drive out from the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

How do you reload operating system.... for example windows 10?

supermac200 - Reply

How do I get Windows 10 working again after replacing hard drive on Lenovo Flex 3?

arcinko - Reply

Demo models of this do not have any SATA connector.

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