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The battery compartment is located in the front-right side of the laptop. The battery should be located inside this compartment.
  • The battery compartment is located in the front-right side of the laptop. The battery should be located inside this compartment.

To insert the battery, gently slide it into the compartment until it clicks in place.
  • To insert the battery, gently slide it into the compartment until it clicks in place.

  • To remove, slide the button highlighted in the red rectangle to the right to release the battery and slide it from the compartment.

With the laptop upside down and with the battery removed, use a Torx #9 screw driver to remove the three .84 in. screws shown.
  • With the laptop upside down and with the battery removed, use a Torx #9 screw driver to remove the three .84 in. screws shown.

Carefully pull up on the front of the keyboard to pop it out from the case. Then slide the back out so the keyboard becomes nearly free.
  • Carefully pull up on the front of the keyboard to pop it out from the case.

  • Then slide the back out so the keyboard becomes nearly free.

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Disconnect the ribbon that is connecting the keyboard to the rest of the computer. Pull the keyboard out and repair or replace as needed. Pull the keyboard out and repair or replace as needed.
  • Disconnect the ribbon that is connecting the keyboard to the rest of the computer.

  • Pull the keyboard out and repair or replace as needed.

Remove the front plastic panel of the laptop by carefully lifting it up. Remove the front plastic panel of the laptop by carefully lifting it up. Remove the front plastic panel of the laptop by carefully lifting it up.
  • Remove the front plastic panel of the laptop by carefully lifting it up.

With a Torx #9 screwdriver, remove the three .30 in. screws that hold the metal frame in place.
  • With a Torx #9 screwdriver, remove the three .30 in. screws that hold the metal frame in place.

Remove the metal chasis that holds the hard drive. Remove the metal chasis that holds the hard drive. Remove the metal chasis that holds the hard drive.
  • Remove the metal chasis that holds the hard drive.

In order to remove the hard drive, remove the four .22 in. screws circled in red found on both sides of the metal chassis with a Torx #9 screwdriver.
  • In order to remove the hard drive, remove the four .22 in. screws circled in red found on both sides of the metal chassis with a Torx #9 screwdriver.

Pull the hard drive out. Pull the hard drive out.
  • Pull the hard drive out.

Conclusion

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

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