Introduction

HDD may need to be replaced if it is damaged or not working properly. Also upgrading to Solid State Drive (SSD) or a bigger capacity of HDD requires this replacement guide.

Place the laptop upside down.
  • Place the laptop upside down.

Locate two notches above the battery. Slide both battery locking notches to either side to remove the battery.
  • Locate two notches above the battery.

  • Slide both battery locking notches to either side to remove the battery.

  • Pull the battery out.

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Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the one 5mm screw. Using the blue plastic opening tools, wedge one in between the back panel and the laptop. Carefully remove the back panel..
  • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the one 5mm screw.

  • Using the blue plastic opening tools, wedge one in between the back panel and the laptop.

  • Carefully remove the back panel..

Carefully lift the HDD up using plastic opening  tool.
  • Carefully lift the HDD up using plastic opening tool.

Grab the HDD and connector.
  • Grab the HDD and connector.

  • Carefully pull the HDD away from the connector.

Take out the HDD and leave the connector in the laptop
  • Take out the HDD and leave the connector in the laptop

Conclusion

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

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