Introduction

If your computer won't boot and is having hard disk/hard drive reading errors, follow this guide to replace it. The guide shows how to remove the back from the device, unscrew the battery from the device, remove the drive from the dock, and unscrew the drive housing.

Before you proceed, make sure your computer is turned off and it's not connected to any power source. Before removing the drive, make a backup copy of all the information on it if possible. Never remove the drive while the system is operating or in suspend mode. Place laptop with the bottom facing up. Using a Philip #1 screwdriver unscrew all 13 screws. Gently pry the back out using a plastic opening tool, starting from one of the corners.
  • Before you proceed, make sure your computer is turned off and it's not connected to any power source. Before removing the drive, make a backup copy of all the information on it if possible. Never remove the drive while the system is operating or in suspend mode.

  • Place laptop with the bottom facing up. Using a Philip #1 screwdriver unscrew all 13 screws. Gently pry the back out using a plastic opening tool, starting from one of the corners.

Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four (5mm) screws holding the hard drive in place.
  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four (5mm) screws holding the hard drive in place.

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Do not lift hard drive straight up otherwise you might risk breaking the connection port. Gently slide the hard drive away  and out out of the connection port.
  • Do not lift hard drive straight up otherwise you might risk breaking the connection port.

  • Gently slide the hard drive away and out out of the connection port.

Using a Philip #1 screwdriver remove 2 screws from each side, (removing 4 screws in total) holding the hard drive into the housing. Using a Philip #1 screwdriver remove 2 screws from each side, (removing 4 screws in total) holding the hard drive into the housing.
  • Using a Philip #1 screwdriver remove 2 screws from each side, (removing 4 screws in total) holding the hard drive into the housing.

Remove hard drive from housing.
  • Remove hard drive from housing.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order with your new replacement hard drive.

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