Introduction

Is the hard drive malfunctioning when saving files? If so, this hard drive guide will allow you to remove the hard drive.

Turn off the laptop before proceeding.
  • Turn off the laptop before proceeding.

  • Unscrew the 15 screws on the bottom panel using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Pry open the back cover with a plastic prying tool.

  • Unplug the battery cable from the motherboard to prevent a ground fault. Either use your hand or a pair of tweezers to unplug the battery cable.

  • Too much pressure from the spudger can break the clips that secure the back panel, but some flex is not dangerous.

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Disconnect the SATA cables from the motherboard using a plastic spudger.
  • Disconnect the SATA cables from the motherboard using a plastic spudger.

  • Gently pull out the SATA cables out of the ports.

  • Grab the auburn color cable and lift up the hard drive. Slide out the hard drive while holding onto the cable.

  • Cables are fragile. Do not apply excessive force.

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Conclusion

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

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