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Introduction

This guide outlines how to replace the SSD on your Razor Blade Stealth if it damaged or non-functional. If the computer presents a blank screen and does not boot up, the SSD may be damaged. If you want to increase the SSD storage on the computer, swap the SSD using this guide. Some iFixit tools are required for this replacement.

  1. Ensure the laptop is fully powered off before beginning! Use a Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the  eight, 3mm  screws on the bottom cover of the laptop.
    • Ensure the laptop is fully powered off before beginning!

    • Use a Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the eight, 3mm screws on the bottom cover of the laptop.

    • Whenever removing screws from the device, remember to save and label them.

  2. Remove the bottom cover of the laptop by sliding it away from the hinge.
    • Remove the bottom cover of the laptop by sliding it away from the hinge.

    • Do not force the cover up!

  3. Gently disconnect the battery from the motherboard  by lifting up on the connector. Gently disconnect the battery from the motherboard  by lifting up on the connector.
    • Gently disconnect the battery from the motherboard by lifting up on the connector.

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  5. Use a  Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six, 5mm screws securing the battery.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six, 5mm screws securing the battery.

  6. Remove any tape attached to the battery. Use the plastic spudger to pry out the battery.
    • Remove any tape attached to the battery.

    • Use the plastic spudger to pry out the battery.

  7. Use a plastic spudger to disconnect one end of the interconnect cable. Remove any tape attached to the interconnect cable.
    • Use a plastic spudger to disconnect one end of the interconnect cable.

    • Remove any tape attached to the interconnect cable.

  8. Lift the black plastic cover and interconnect cable to expose the SSD.
    • Lift the black plastic cover and interconnect cable to expose the SSD.

    • Use a Phillips #00 to remove the one, 2mm screw on the left side of the SSD.

  9. Remove the SSD from the motherboard by sliding it out at an angle.
    • Remove the SSD from the motherboard by sliding it out at an angle.

Conclusion

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

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