Introduction

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.

Image 1/2: Remove the eleven 5mm Torx T5 screws from the back panel. Image 2/2: Remove the eleven 5mm Torx T5 screws from the back panel.
  • Flip your device so that the bottom panel is facing up.

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

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  • Lift back panel off.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the battery from the IO board by holding the connector by the sides and gently pulling the connector out.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Make sure that all wires still connected to the laptop are out of the way and not pulled out with the battery.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Make sure the hard drive is oriented correctly with the label facing up before re-inserting.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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