Parts

No parts required.

Flip the laptop over.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Place it on a flat, sturdy surface.

  • Remove the battery by moving the battery latch and slowly sliding the battery out.

  • Locate the drive enclosure.

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Use a small Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the single screw that holds down the drive enclosure cover.
  • Use a small Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the single screw that holds down the drive enclosure cover.

  • The screw is designed to remain within the plastic cover. (This is called a captive screw.) Don't worry about extracting it completely.

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Carefully remove the drive enclosure cover.
  • Carefully remove the drive enclosure cover.

  • Do not break the small latches on the sides of the cover.

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Insert a spudger (or a similar tool) under the loop of the black pull tab, and gently pull it out from above the hard drive.
  • Insert a spudger (or a similar tool) under the loop of the black pull tab, and gently pull it out from above the hard drive.

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Continue pulling on the pull tab until the hard drive and the two plastic rails come out of the enclosure.
  • Continue pulling on the pull tab until the hard drive and the two plastic rails come out of the enclosure.

  • Pull on the tab firmly but slowly. The hard drive should come out of the enclosure effortlessly.

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Remove the plastic rails from the old drive and place them on the new drive.
  • Remove the plastic rails from the old drive and place them on the new drive.

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Conclusion

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

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