Introduction

Use this guide to replace the solid state drive tray.

Image 1/1: Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws
  • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Eight 3.0 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

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Image 1/1: Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case.
  • Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case.

  • Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case.

  • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

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Image 1/3: During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.
  • The lower case is connected to the upper case at the center, with two plastic clips.

  • During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.

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  • Remove the plastic cover adhered to the battery contact board.

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Image 1/1: Two 2.8 mm T6 Torx screws
  • Remove the following screws securing the battery connector board to the logic board:

    • Two 2.8 mm T6 Torx screws

    • One 7.0 mm T7 Torx shouldered screw

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  • Use tweezers to remove the small plastic cover located near the bottom right of the battery connector board.

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  • Remove the wide head 6.4 mm T6 Torx screw securing the battery connector to the logic board assembly.

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Image 1/2: It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way.
  • Carefully lift the battery connector board up off the logic board.

  • It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way.

  • Do not fold the board completely over, or crease the cables, as this may damage the battery.

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Image 1/2: Lift the battery contact board up off the logic board and remove it.
  • Grasp the battery contact board with tweezers.

  • Lift the battery contact board up off the logic board and remove it.

  • Removing this board will ensure that the battery remains disconnected throughout your repair, preventing your computer from accidentally powering on. It's also a good idea to take it out so it doesn't fall out unexpectedly.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the SSD cable connector up from its socket on the logic board.

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Image 1/3: While holding the spring bar depressed, tilt the SSD assembly up out of its cavity.
  • Use your thumb or finger to bend the plastic spring bar on the SSD tray, freeing the two clips at the front side of the device.

  • While holding the spring bar depressed, tilt the SSD assembly up out of its cavity.

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  • Remove the SSD assembly from the upper case.

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  • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the SSD to the SSD tray.

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Image 1/2: Pry the side of the SSD opposite the SSD tray socket out of the SSD tray.
  • Insert the edge of plastic opening tool between the SSD and the SSD tray, opposite to the socket side of SSD tray.

  • Pry the side of the SSD opposite the SSD tray socket out of the SSD tray.

  • Only lift the SSD up far enough to grab the sides of it with your fingers. Lifting it any more may damage the card or socket.

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  • Carefully pull the SSD straight out of its socket on the SSD tray.

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  • SSD tray remains.

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Conclusion

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

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