Introduction

In this guide, we will open up the back case of the laptop and replace the hard drive.

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  • Start off by powering down your laptop, equipping your anti-static wrist strap, and positioning your laptop upside-down.

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  • Remove the assortment of 6.5mm Phillips #0 screws labeled in the picture.

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  • Now it's time to break out your blue opening tool! Pry off the bottom cover, which is now attached only by plastic clasps.

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Image 1/3: Take care not to remove the screws holding the bracket to the motherboard, as you will need that bracket to attach the next hard drive. Image 2/3: Take care not to remove the screws holding the bracket to the motherboard, as you will need that bracket to attach the next hard drive. Image 3/3: Take care not to remove the screws holding the bracket to the motherboard, as you will need that bracket to attach the next hard drive.
  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four 4.5mm bracket screws holding the hard drive onto the motherboard.

  • Take care not to remove the screws holding the bracket to the motherboard, as you will need that bracket to attach the next hard drive.

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  • Last, lift up the hard drive and gently pull off the SATA cable that is currently connected to the board. The hard drive is now fully removed from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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