Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the SSD on your MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro

Parts

No parts required.

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.
  • 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.

Using your fingers, gently loosen the edges of all four sides of the back cover. 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. Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure.
  • Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure.

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

Remove the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw attaching the SSD to the laptop. Remove the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw attaching the SSD to the laptop.
  • Remove the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw attaching the SSD to the laptop.

Pull out the SSD by gently wiggling it from side to side until it comes out. If the old SSD you removed contains the operating system, then the new SSD must also contain an operating system.
  • Pull out the SSD by gently wiggling it from side to side until it comes out.

  • If the old SSD you removed contains the operating system, then the new SSD must also contain an operating system.

Conclusion

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

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