Introduction

If you are trying to replace your current hard drive, this guide will walk you through the process.

Image 1/2: Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery. Image 2/2: Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.
  • Start by removing the feet near the LCD hinge of the laptop to reveal two screws.

  • Using a PH1 bit on your screwdriver, begin by removing the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.

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  • Once both feet are removed, two (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these.

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  • Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws.

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  • Remove the one (40 mm) screw in the middle of the Flex 15.

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Image 1/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself. Image 2/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself. Image 3/3: There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, make your way around the edge of the laptop.

  • There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.

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Image 1/2: Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop. Image 2/2: Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.
  • Make sure to pry evenly around this edge and only remove the bottom of the laptop when it is fully loose.

  • Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.

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  • Locate the hard drive assembly on the top right hand corner of the Flex 15 based on the orientation of the device in the picture.

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Image 1/3: Once removed, remove the black SATA connector by pulling it from the hard drive unit towards the right hand side of the laptop. Image 2/3: Once removed, remove the black SATA connector by pulling it from the hard drive unit towards the right hand side of the laptop. Image 3/3: Once removed, remove the black SATA connector by pulling it from the hard drive unit towards the right hand side of the laptop.
  • Begin by unscrewing the four (20 mm) black screws that surround the hard drive’s metal cage.

  • Once removed, remove the black SATA connector by pulling it from the hard drive unit towards the right hand side of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: There are four (20 mm) black screws surrounding the hard drive from the cage. Two on each side. Image 2/3: Unscrew these to free the hard drive from the cage Image 3/3: Unscrew these to free the hard drive from the cage
  • The hard drive should be freed from the base of the laptop.

  • There are four (20 mm) black screws surrounding the hard drive from the cage. Two on each side.

  • Unscrew these to free the hard drive from the cage

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Conclusion

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

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