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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.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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..

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

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

    • Carefully pull the HDD away from the connector.

  6. 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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