Introduction

Hard drive replacement is necessary if your laptop fails to boot or because of hard drive errors. Prior to hard drive replacement, you will need to remove the back panel, both of which are quick, easy tasks.

  1. Flip the laptop upside down so that the battery is facing away from you.
    • Flip the laptop upside down so that the battery is facing away from you.

    • Battery removal is not necessary to complete this guide.

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  2. Locate the three 3 mm Phillips #0 screws on the back panel.
    • Locate the three 3 mm Phillips #0 screws on the back panel.

    • Remove each screw using a small Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Using a small plastic opening tool, pry off the back casing starting at a point closest to you and working around the perimeter of the case.

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    • After removing the back panel, locate the hard drive located to the far left. It is distinguishable from other parts based on it's rectangular shape.

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    • Remove the four 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screws attached on the four corners of the hard drive.

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    • Slide the hard drive to the left.

    • Grip the hard drive on both sides and proceed to lift up to remove the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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