Introduction

A faulty hard drive can be the underlying cause of many issues with a laptop. This guide will take your through the steps necessary to replace the hard drive so you can get back to using your computer.

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  • Lay laptop down so that the bottom is facing the sky.

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Image 1/3: While both are in the fully unlocked position, slide the battery out. Image 2/3: While both are in the fully unlocked position, slide the battery out. Image 3/3: While both are in the fully unlocked position, slide the battery out.
  • Push both tabs away from the center of the device.

  • While both are in the fully unlocked position, slide the battery out.

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Image 1/3: Firmly, but gently pull the cover towards you. Image 2/3: After moving the cover about 2 centimeters, you can lift and remove it. Image 3/3: After moving the cover about 2 centimeters, you can lift and remove it.
  • Remove this 4 mm Phillips #8 screw using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Firmly, but gently pull the cover towards you.

  • After moving the cover about 2 centimeters, you can lift and remove it.

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Image 1/3: Gently lift the hard drive up, however do not remove it. Image 2/3: Gently lift the hard drive up, however do not remove it. Image 3/3: Gently lift the hard drive up, however do not remove it.
  • Remove these four 4 mm Phillips #8 screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Gently lift the hard drive up, however do not remove it.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the connector off to free the hard drive. Image 2/2: Gently pull the connector off to free the hard drive.
  • Firmly grasp the base of the connector at the bottom of the hard drive.

  • Gently pull the connector off to free the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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