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Introduction

Use this guide to replace a full or faulty solid state drive (SSD) in your Razer Book 13.

The SSD is a piece of hardware that stores and retrieves data in your computer. A failing SSD can cause your laptop to produce crashes or error messages like “file not found” or “file could not be moved.” In some cases, the computer may not boot at all which will require a new SSD to be installed.

This laptop comes with a limited size NVMe M.2 SSD with up to 500 GB. If you are running low on storage, you may want to use this guide to upgrade to a higher storage capacity.

This guide will not cover transferring of data from the old SSD to the new one or the installation of an operating system. Before starting the guide, make sure the computer is turned off and you are statically discharged.


Optional Tools

Parts

  1. Remove the ten screws from the back plate of the laptop using a Torx T5 screwdriver. Use a bowl or collection tray to place any remaining screws inside. Use a bowl or collection tray to place any remaining screws inside.
    • Remove the ten screws from the back plate of the laptop using a Torx T5 screwdriver.

    • Use a bowl or collection tray to place any remaining screws inside.

  2. Lift the  front side of the back plate.
    • Lift the front side of the back plate.

    • Potential for device damage: Do not pull the backplate straight up, but lift it at an angle so that the backplate is just separated.

    • Lift the front edge slowly while you pry up each side.

    • Potential for device damage: There is adhesive that will be holding the backplate down and could tear.

  3. Slide the backplate towards you while maintaining the lifted angle.
    • Slide the backplate towards you while maintaining the lifted angle.

    • Remove the hook located in the center of the back plate.

    • The hook must be removed before the backplate can be completely lifted.

  4. Remove the warranty sticker. Unscrew the Phillips head screw holding the SSD in place.
    • Remove the warranty sticker.

    • Unscrew the Phillips head screw holding the SSD in place.

  5. Lift the left edge of the SSD card using your index finger or a guitar pick.
    • Lift the left edge of the SSD card using your index finger or a guitar pick.

    • The SSD will only lift a small amount. This ensures that the SSD is ready to be removed. Lifting too much can end up bending and breaking the SSD.

  6. Slide the SSD out of its socket by pulling it to the left while slightly lifted.
    • Slide the SSD out of its socket by pulling it to the left while slightly lifted.

    • To get a better grip, pinch the corners of the SSD with your pointer finger and thumb.

    • Take note of the orientation of the prongs as the SSD comes out. The new SSD will need to go into the socket with the same orientation.

Conclusion

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

Wesley Glover

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