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Introduction

Replacing the hard drive on a Unibody is simple - it only requires removing one screw!

  1. With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.
    • With the case closed, place the Unibody top-side down on a flat surface.

    • Depress the grooved side of the access door release latch enough to grab the free end. Lift the release latch until it is vertical.

  2. The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.
    • The access door should now be raised enough to lift it up and out of the Unibody.

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  4. Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.
    • Be sure the access door release latch is vertical before proceeding.

    • Grab the white plastic tab and pull the battery up and out of the Unibody.

  5. Remove the single Phillips screw securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.
    • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the hard drive bracket to the upper case.

    • This screw is captive to the hard drive bracket.

  6. Lift the hard drive by its pull tab enough to grab and remove the retaining bracket.
    • Lift the hard drive by its pull tab enough to grab and remove the retaining bracket.

    • Lift the hard drive out of the chassis, minding the cable attaching it to the computer.

  7. Remove the hard drive from its cable by pulling the cable connector straight away from the drive.
    • Remove the hard drive from its cable by pulling the cable connector straight away from the drive.

    • Hard drive remains.

Conclusion

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

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