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The battery compartment is located in the front-right side of the laptop.
  • The battery compartment is located in the front-right side of the laptop.

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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.

This is not to remove the battery, this is to remove the expansion slot (which has got the floppy disk module in it, in the first picture.

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Sorry I should have mentioned it in my prior comment. The battery has got a release button on it too, but it’s part of the battery, exposed on the front face of the right front corner when the battery is installed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

If they haven’t been broken off (mine just did break as I was doing this) there is a tab on each side attached to the top housing on either side of the keyboard. These tabs are on top of the tabs for the front top panel, so lifting the front end of those side housings is necessary to prevent breakage (and, given how old these suckers are, it might break anyway).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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