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Introduction

Follow this guide to replace the hard drive on your Lenovo ThinkPad E540 laptop.

  1. Push the battery release switches away from each other. Push the battery release switches away from each other.
    • Push the battery release switches away from each other.

  2. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

  3. Remove the three 1.2mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom panel.
    • Remove the three 1.2mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom panel.

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  5. Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the bottom panel.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the bottom panel.

  6. Remove the four 1.2mm Phillips #0 screws from the hard drive.
    • Remove the four 1.2mm Phillips #0 screws from the hard drive.

  7. Pull up on the hard drive to allow for removal.
    • Pull up on the hard drive to allow for removal.

  8. Disconnect the hard drive and pull out to remove.
    • Disconnect the hard drive and pull out to remove.

Conclusion

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

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One Comment

Thanks for this invaluable and easy guide.

Is it possible to replace the hdd with an ssd for this model? If so, which ssd would fit this laptop’s hdd socket?

Many thanks in advance.

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