Introduction

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

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.
  • 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. Once both feet are removed, two  (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these.
  • 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. Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws. Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws.
  • 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.
  • Remove the one (40 mm) screw in the middle of the Flex 15.

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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. 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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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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. 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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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
  • 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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