Introduction

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Conclusion

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

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