Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the hard drive for this device.

You hard drive may be failing if you're experiencing frequent but irregular crashes, frequent and cryptic error messages while performing typical activities, file names changing, or disappearing files.

  1. Remove the eight 6 mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the eight 6 mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Remove the two 11 mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  2. Pry the back cover off by inserting the plastic opening tool at the hinges and wedging it between the Back cover and the body. Follow along the back edge with the plastic opening tool, lifting the cover off. It is normal to hear snapping/clicking sounds as the back cover is held on by clips.
    • Pry the back cover off by inserting the plastic opening tool at the hinges and wedging it between the Back cover and the body.

    • Follow along the back edge with the plastic opening tool, lifting the cover off. It is normal to hear snapping/clicking sounds as the back cover is held on by clips.

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  4. Remove the three 4 mm Phillips #0 screws holding the hard drive in place. Remove the three 4 mm Phillips #0 screws holding the hard drive in place.
    • Remove the three 4 mm Phillips #0 screws holding the hard drive in place.

  5. Remove the hard drive by pulling it out of its port (away from the hinges).
    • Remove the hard drive by pulling it out of its port (away from the hinges).

    • It's normal to feel a lot of resistance especially if this is the first time the hard drive is being removed. Just ensure that you have removed all 3 screws.

  6. Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #0 screws located on opposite sides of the hard drive.
    • Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #0 screws located on opposite sides of the hard drive.

    • These screws hold the hard drive in the hard drive mounting bracket. All computers use a hard drive mounting bracket because the standard holes on hard drives are not in a convenient place for direct mounting. All laptop hard drives will fit in any laptop's mounting bracket but the brackets are specific to the Laptop.

  7. Remove the hard drive from the mounting bracket.
    • Remove the hard drive from the mounting bracket.

Conclusion

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

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Thanks for posting! Any suggestions on the best means to transfer (mirror) the old to new drive?

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