Introduction

This guide will show you how to access and remove the mSATA SSD in the Origin EON17-S, it likely (untested) also works for the Eurocom X5 since the two computers seem similar if not identical in some configurations.

Caution:  Opening your computer can be dangerous, give it at least 10 minutes to cool down after shutdown and ensure the power supply and battery are disconnected.
  • Caution: Opening your computer can be dangerous, give it at least 10 minutes to cool down after shutdown and ensure the power supply and battery are disconnected.

  • Disconnect all peripherals

  • Disconnect the power cord.

  • Lay the computer upside-down.

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Remove the Battery Push both locking tabs inward, one is spring loaded and you will have to hold it while you remove the battery.
  • Remove the Battery

    • Push both locking tabs inward, one is spring loaded and you will have to hold it while you remove the battery.

    • Pull up on the tab on the far side of the battery to remove it.

  • To replace the drive in mSATA bay 1 continue to Step 3.

  • To replace the drive in mSATA bay 2, proceed to Step 7.

  • If you are unsure which drive you are replacing, follow all of the remaining steps.

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Caution: Performing the following actions incorrectly can damage your hard drive and could result in the loss of data. Consider backing up your hard drives to prevent the loss of data. Remove the Component Cover by removing the 6 mounting screws with the 3/32" screwdriver. Remove the screws from the bottom of the computer.
  • Caution: Performing the following actions incorrectly can damage your hard drive and could result in the loss of data. Consider backing up your hard drives to prevent the loss of data.

  • Remove the Component Cover by removing the 6 mounting screws with the 3/32" screwdriver.

    • Remove the screws from the bottom of the computer.

    • Remove the screws from the back of the computer.

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Remove the cover by gently pulling back and up.
  • Remove the cover by gently pulling back and up.

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CAUTION: Use of an electrostatic wrist strap can help to reduce the chance of electrostatic discharge that could damage your components.
  • CAUTION: Use of an electrostatic wrist strap can help to reduce the chance of electrostatic discharge that could damage your components.

  • Put on the electrostatic wrist strap and attach the alligator clip to a sturdy piece of metal inside the case.

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You will see the mSATA drive in the lower right hand corner of the component area. Removing the Drive:
  • You will see the mSATA drive in the lower right hand corner of the component area.

  • Removing the Drive:

    • Remove the screw on the far right hand side of the drive.

    • The drive will rise up at an angle.

    • Remove the drive, pulling at the angle the drive is currently positioned.

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To reach the second mSATA bay, unscrew the hard drive cover near the center of the case. There are two snaps on this cover, pull firmly but carefully to remove it without breaking them.
  • To reach the second mSATA bay, unscrew the hard drive cover near the center of the case.

  • There are two snaps on this cover, pull firmly but carefully to remove it without breaking them.

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Removing the hard drive is necessary to get to the second mSATA bay. Pull on the close end of the hard drive with the tips of your fingers to slide it towards you and out of its port.
  • Removing the hard drive is necessary to get to the second mSATA bay.

  • Pull on the close end of the hard drive with the tips of your fingers to slide it towards you and out of its port.

  • Once it is free of the port use the screwdriver to gently pry it free of the bay.

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Removal of the small silver rectangular plate below the hard drive bay:
  • Removal of the small silver rectangular plate below the hard drive bay:

    • Remove the small screw at the front of the cover.

    • Pull the plate up and out.

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Removal of the mSATA Hard Drive: Remove the small screw on the upper left of the hard drive.
  • Removal of the mSATA Hard Drive:

    • Remove the small screw on the upper left of the hard drive.

    • The drive will rise up at an angle.

    • Remove the drive, pulling at the angle the drive is currently positioned.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, do anything you did in reverse.

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