Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the hard drive in you MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place. Image 2/2: With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place.
  • Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged (not charging).

  • With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull off the back cover. Image 2/2: Gently pull off the back cover.
  • Using your fingers, gently loosen the edges of all four sides of the back cover.

  • Gently pull off the back cover.

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  • Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure.

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  • Grab the battery with your fingers and gently pull it up and away from the rest of the laptop.

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  • Remove the two 5.5mm screws with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Gently pull out the hard drive by wiggling it from right to left with your hands until it is removed.

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Conclusion

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

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Tanmay Kumar

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I have just bought an MSI GP72VR Laptop and I screwed up and got the model with only one drive, an SSD. It nagged at me that I didn't get the one with 2 drives. Well I happen to build my own desktops and had a spare 500GB Mushkin SSD hanging around and decided, what the heck. I came here and couldn't find the exact model but this is identical for what I want. I have never seen an access like this where you have to remove 19 screws. So I am very happy that this is on iFixit. I removed the screws and couldn't get the bottom removed as shown, I had to go to the other side and then it came off fairly easily. I used a butter knife for the initial pry and that worked well. They had sent the disk holder with the computer so I had no problem installing and I just set it up in Disk Manager. Tanmay, thank you very much for the assist, it is appreciated.

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