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Introduction

If your laptop does not load past the Lenovo loading screen, the wheel spins endlessly, or your laptop displays a blue screen with an error message similar to 'Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart' the Hard Drive could be damaged. This guide will walk you through how to replace the damaged or malfunctioning Hard Drive.

  1. Flip the IdeaPad bottom side up.
    • Flip the IdeaPad bottom side up.

    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the two 6.0mm screws on the back panel, that hold the keyboard.

    • Flip the computer back to top facing.

  2. Open the lid.
    • Open the lid.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard up and away from the bottom assembly.

  3. Next disconnect the keyboard cable by using the tip of the spudger or your finger to lightly push out the ribbon from the contact port.
    • Next disconnect the keyboard cable by using the tip of the spudger or your finger to lightly push out the ribbon from the contact port.

    • Completely remove the keyboard from the bottom assembly.

  4. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the one 5.0mm  screw on the back panel.
    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the one 5.0mm screw on the back panel.

  5. Flip the laptop to  its back and the optical drive is located at the top left corner.
    • Flip the laptop to its back and the optical drive is located at the top left corner.

    • Remove the optical CD DVD drive by lightly pulling it out of the assembly.

  6. Place the laptop bottom facing up.
    • Place the laptop bottom facing up.

    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the remaining eight 6.0mm screws on the back panel.

    • Flip the computer back to top facing.

  7. Separate the top case from the bottom using a plastic opening tool.
    • Separate the top case from the bottom using a plastic opening tool.

    • Continue prying the top and bottom case from each other all around the perimeter of the laptop.

  8. Turn the laptop upside down and gently pry the top case free from the bottom case.
    • Turn the laptop upside down and gently pry the top case free from the bottom case.

  9. The battery is attached to the bottom case of the laptop.
    • The battery is attached to the bottom case of the laptop.

    • Remove the two 4.0mm screws.

    • Push the battery component away from you in order to completely remove the battery from the fixture.

  10. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four 4.0mm corner screws securing the hard drive assembly to the body. Disconnect the hard drive from the back panel by sliding it to the left until loosened.
    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four 4.0mm corner screws securing the hard drive assembly to the body.

    • Disconnect the hard drive from the back panel by sliding it to the left until loosened.

    • Remove it completely by lifting the hard drive out of the back panel.

  11. Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four 3.0mm corner screws from the caddy of the hard drive. Separate the plastic caddy from the hard drive.
    • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the four 3.0mm corner screws from the caddy of the hard drive.

    • Separate the plastic caddy from the hard drive.

Conclusion

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

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I found that two of the screws on the bottom hold down the keyboard, so they need to be unscrewed before the keyboard will come up. Also, there are two “shallow” screws (that become visible after the DVD drive is removed) which need to be removed, and the battery doesn’t really need to be removed to replace the hard drive.

et_rc992@etheli.com - Reply

I’ve posted these comments on their associated steps, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat them here: There are 3 screws on the bottom of the laptop holding certain parts in place (keyboard & optical drive). These will need to be removed before doing anything else in this guide, so it’s best to just remove all 11 screws (yes, there are 11, not 10 as stated) from the bottom of the laptop. After removing the optical drive, there will be 2 more screws to remove. The screw underneath the keyboard holds the fan assembly in place, not the optical drive, as they are on opposite sides of the laptop.

Michael Wiseman - Reply

Cannot remove optical hard drive following instructions. Does not appear to be removable on my Lenovo Ideapad 110.

Teresa Mcgervey - Reply

Yes I have same problem and cannot remove the optical drive from my Lenovo Ideapad 110! Trying to add memory and can't do that until the optical drive is removed! Wth!

dsjh68 - Reply

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