Introduction

Replacing the hard drive because of performance issues or updating the hard drive can improve issues. When replacing the hard drive, you will need a Phillips J0 head screwdriver and a spudger. Make sure that the laptop is powered off before continuing.

Parts

No parts required.

Start with laptop closed.
  • Start with laptop closed.

  • Turn laptop over so the back panel is visible, as shown in the second image.

  • Remove the two 40 mm Phillips screws using a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.

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Remove both 40 mm Phillips screws using a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.
  • Remove both 40 mm Phillips screws using a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.

  • Remove the back panel and set it aside.

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  • Remove the 40 mm screw using a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.

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  • After removing the screw, carefully wedge the flat end of a spudger in the spacing to remove the hard drive from the port.

  • Pry the hard drive out of its port.

  • Push the wedged end of the spudger out as indicated by the action shots.

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  • Carefully lift the hard drive enclosure to remove it from the laptop.

  • The enclosure is the metal case holding the actual hard drive. You must remove the metal case in order to replace the hard drive.

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  • The hard drive enclosure has four 40 mm screws keeping the hard drive in place.

  • Remove the four 40 mm screws with a Phillips J0 head screwdriver.

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  • Slide the hard drive out of the enclosure.

  • The new hard drive can be inserted into the same enclosure.

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Conclusion

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

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