Introduction

To begin, make sure to remove the battery before doing anything else.

Make sure that the computer is turned off and is disconnected from external power source.
  • Make sure that the computer is turned off and is disconnected from external power source.

  • Turn it upside down and locate the battery release switch.

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While holding the switch in the open position, lift out the battery. If you plan to work on any internal laptop components, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. This will dissipate any residual charge on the motherboard to prevent electrical shock when you begin to handle it.
  • While holding the switch in the open position, lift out the battery.

  • If you plan to work on any internal laptop components, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. This will dissipate any residual charge on the motherboard to prevent electrical shock when you begin to handle it.

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Remove the two Phillips #1 screws on the left side of the computer, just above the battery compartment. These screws hold the hard drive tray into the hard drive compartment.
  • Remove the two Phillips #1 screws on the left side of the computer, just above the battery compartment.

  • These screws hold the hard drive tray into the hard drive compartment.

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Slide the hard drive tray out of the hard drive compartment.
  • Slide the hard drive tray out of the hard drive compartment.

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Conclusion

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

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