No parts required.

Turn off the computer.
  • Turn off the computer.

  • Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

  • Failure to unplug the cable could result in electric shock.

Wouldn’t the risk of ESD damage be a bigger concern than electrical shock from a 20V/90W power supply? I mean, it would hurt, but it almost certainly wouldn’t kill you.

Arie Copley-Radder - Reply

Flip the computer upside down.
  • Flip the computer upside down.

  • The red rectangle shows the location of the battery.

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  • Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Push the left-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.

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  • Now push and hold the right clip to the right while using your other hand to gently slide the battery away from the computer.

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  • Locate the hard drive enclosure (marked by the red rectangle).

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

  • The screw is designed to remain within the plastic cover. Don't worry about extracting it completely.

  • Carefully remove the hard drive enclosure cover.

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  • Gently pull the black pull tab out from above the hard drive. 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 SSD/hard drive and place them on the new SSD/hard drive.

One question: I wanted to replace my broken ssd with a new one. What do I do with the black plastic pull tab? I cannot really take it off and put it on the new drive. I'm afraid I wont be able to pull it out again if I don't have this on the new one. Or do I need to buy one? What is it called properly? Would be great to get some help on this!

Rete - Reply


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

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Hy sir

i have one question about this laptop lenovo x230 thinkpad i have internald SSD 128 i want to increase in 500GB any body can tell me

which size of ssd possible for lenovo think pad x230 and which company thanks

nisarahmed_980 - Reply

It looks to be a 2.5 in hard drive/solid state drive.

Nageek Gamer -

500GB will work fine.

John X - Reply

500 GB will work fine.

John X - Reply


I have an lenovo thinkpad x230t convertible laptop, which I want to upgrade with a ssd what are the specifications I should be looking for in a ssd so that it would be compatible with my laptop,

Thanks in advance

adwaitgaikwad - Reply

Hi, I already upgraded my x230 to SSD from Samsung. I need to upgrade it now to M.2 SSD. Is that possible even if I have to use the WWAN slot.

Looking forward for your thoughts

Hani - Reply

Sorry, but X230 doesn’t have the M.2 slot. It has mSata instead. You are supposed to install the mSata drive into mPCI-E slot.

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