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.

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  • Place the laptop upside down.

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Image 1/2: Slide both battery locking notches to either side to remove the battery. Image 2/2: Pull the battery out.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Using the blue plastic opening tools, wedge one in between the back panel and the laptop. Image 2/3: Carefully remove the back panel.. Image 3/3: 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..

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  • Carefully lift the HDD up using plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/1: Carefully pull the HDD away from the connector.
  • Grab the HDD and connector.

  • Carefully pull the HDD away from the connector.

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

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Conclusion

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

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