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Introduction

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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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  4. 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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