Introduction

This guide shows how to remove the laptop HDD

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop Image 2/3: Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop Image 3/3: Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop
  • Flip laptop over and locate the battery release button

  • Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop

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Image 1/3: Lift the left side of the bay cover and swing it up and to the right to remove it. Image 2/3: Loosen the M2.5×10.0 '''captive''' screw that holds the hard drive in. Image 3/3: Grasp the plastic tab and slide the hard drive to the right to disconnect it from the motherboard.
  • With the bottom of the laptop facing up and the front toward you locate and loosen the two M2.0×5.0 captive screws holding the hard drive bay cover closed.

  • Lift the left side of the bay cover and swing it up and to the right to remove it.

  • Loosen the M2.5×10.0 captive screw that holds the hard drive in.

  • Grasp the plastic tab and slide the hard drive to the right to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  • Lift the hard drive straight up and out of the laptop.

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  • To remove the hard drive from the bracket remove the two M3.0×4.0 screws from each side of the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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