Introduction

This guide will help you remove a bad SSD. The SSD is the main location that your Chromebook stores all important information such as the operating system.

  1. Turn the power off before beginning this step.
    • Turn the power off before beginning this step.

    • Using the spudger, remove the four 1/2 inch skid pads from the back of the laptop.

  2. Remove the eight 7mm screws using the J0 Screwdriver.
    • Remove the eight 7mm screws using the J0 Screwdriver.

    • Starting at the center front of the laptop, insert the metal spudger between the keyboard panel and the bottom panel, separating the bottom panel from the laptop.

    • Continue prying around the sides to release more brackets.

    • After deconnecting all the brackets, pull the back panel away from the laptop.

    • Note: The back panel has some flex to it, don't be afraid to use some force.

    • Remove the four 3mm screws holding the battery with the J0 screwdriver.

    • Lift the battery up at an angle to disconnect the battery from the motherboard, then pull it away from the laptop.

    • Do not lift the battery straight up. This will damage the battery's connectors.

    • Locate the SSD in the center of the Chromebook.

    • Remove the single 3.5mm screw using the J0 screwdriver.

    • The SSD should "pop-up" on its own after it's unscrewed.

    • Pull the SSD up and away from the Chromebook

Conclusion

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

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