The solid state drive stores data and works as a type of flash memory. Use this guide to remove the drive from your laptop if you would like to replace or upgrade it.

  1. Flip your device so that the bottom panel is facing up.
    • Flip your device so that the bottom panel is facing up.

    • Remove the eleven 5mm Torx T5 screws from the back panel.

  2. Lift back panel off.
    • Lift back panel off.

    • Remove the two 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding the battery to the laptop chassis.

    • Disconnect the battery from the IO board by holding the connector by the sides and gently pulling the connector out.

    • Carefully remove the battery from the laptop.

    • Make sure that all wires still connected to the laptop are out of the way and not pulled out with the battery.

    • Remove the one 2mm Phillips #1 screw holding the hard drive to the laptop.

    • Pull the solid state disk out of the connector and lift it out of the laptop.

    • Make sure the hard drive is oriented correctly with the label facing up before re-inserting.


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

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