Introduction

Replacing the hard drive in the Lenovo IdeaPad P400 Touch is a simple process, but you will have to remove a few components to get to it. The computer should be unplugged and the battery should always be disconnected before removing other components whenever possible. This will protect you and your device from potential injury or damage. Follow this guide to remove and replace the hard drive in a Lenovo IdeaPad P400 Touch.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove the two 14mm Phillips #1 screws that attach the keyboard to the underside of the laptop.
    • Remove the two 14mm Phillips #1 screws that attach the keyboard to the underside of the laptop.

    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  2. Flip the laptop over and open it as you would to use it.
    • Flip the laptop over and open it as you would to use it.

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    • Using your hands, lift the top corner of the keyboard, and keep lifting until the keyboard pops out. You will hear clicks as you do this.

    • If necessary, use the plastic spudger to pry up the corner and then lift the keyboard out with your hands.

    • Do not lift the keyboard out entirely. It will still be connected to the laptop. Only lift it enough so that it is unseated as shown in the second picture.

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    • Lift the top of the keyboard and flip the keyboard face down so that you can access the connectors underneath it.

    • Using your fingers, unplug the large connector that connects the keyboard to the center of the laptop by sliding the end of the strip out of the socket.

    • You may need to flip the white plastic bar up with a fingernail to be able to remove the strip.

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    • Using your fingers, unplug the second, smaller connector, located at the lower left hand side of the keyboard by sliding the strip out of the socket.

    • You may need to flip the white plastic bar up with your fingernail to remove the connector.

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    • Flip the laptop so that the bottom faces up.

    • You will first need to remove three 7mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

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    • Using a spudger, remove the back two feet of the laptop.

    • You may need to use a metal spudger if you cannot remove them with a plastic one.

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    • Remove the 7mm Phillips #1 screw beneath where the foot was. Do this for both sides.

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    • Flip the laptop over and open it.

    • Remove the 3mm Phillips #1 screw holding the disc drive in place.

    • Remove the disc drive by sliding it out.

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    • Remove four 7mm Phillips #1 interior screws.

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    • Close the laptop lid and flip it over.

    • Remove three 3mm Phillips #1 screws from beneath where the disc drive was located.

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    • Using a plastic spudger, pry open the laptop case starting near the disc drive.

    • Continue prying open the case by using the spudger to open it in new areas.

    • Once there is enough space to allow you to grip the case, use your hands to finish removing it.

    • It may be difficult at first. If the plastic spudger does not work, you can try using a metal one. Using a hand to pull the case open while prying may help as well.

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    • Using your fingers, unplug the battery from the laptop by taking the plug out of its socket.

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    • Unscrew the battery from the laptop by removing two 3mm Phillips #1 screws.

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    • Using your hand, remove the battery from the laptop by lifting one side and then pulling it out of its slot.

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    • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding in the hard drive.

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    • Lift the outermost end of the hard drive and slide it out of the connector to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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