Introduction

This repair guide shows how to replace your hard drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the laptop upside down The battery is located on the front right side of the laptop; the opposite side from the floppy disk drive.
  • Turn the laptop upside down

  • The battery is located on the front right side of the laptop; the opposite side from the floppy disk drive.

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As shown by the arrow, slide the plastic cover up and then pull out and downwards. You should now be able to pull the battery out. You should now be able to pull the battery out.
  • As shown by the arrow, slide the plastic cover up and then pull out and downwards.

  • You should now be able to pull the battery out.

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Remove the four 16mm Phillips screws bordering the edge of the laptop, indicated here.
  • Remove the four 16mm Phillips screws bordering the edge of the laptop, indicated here.

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Remove the 4mm Phillips screw on the right rear side of the laptop next to the audio ports. This will release the speaker grille.
  • Remove the 4mm Phillips screw on the right rear side of the laptop next to the audio ports.

  • This will release the speaker grille.

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Flip the computer back over and open the screen.
  • Flip the computer back over and open the screen.

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Slide the blue speaker grille (located above the keyboard) to the right and gently pull upward.  The grille will still be connected by a white electrical strip. Carefully pull out the white electrical strip. Carefully pull out the white electrical strip.
  • Slide the blue speaker grille (located above the keyboard) to the right and gently pull upward. The grille will still be connected by a white electrical strip.

  • Carefully pull out the white electrical strip.

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Remove the 4mm Phillips screw in the center (located to the left of the green strip). Carefully pull the green strip straight up to disconnect it. The keyboard can now be removed.
  • Remove the 4mm Phillips screw in the center (located to the left of the green strip).

  • Carefully pull the green strip straight up to disconnect it.

  • The keyboard can now be removed.

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Remove the two 4mm Phillips screws in the center of the computer located on each side of the copper electrical strip. Remove the two 4mm Phillips screws in the center of the computer located on each side of the copper electrical strip.
  • Remove the two 4mm Phillips screws in the center of the computer located on each side of the copper electrical strip.

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Remove the four 4mm Phillips screws around the hard drive cage. WARNING: DVD drive is now loose as well. Carefully lift the hard drive cage out.
  • Remove the four 4mm Phillips screws around the hard drive cage.

  • WARNING: DVD drive is now loose as well.

  • Carefully lift the hard drive cage out.

  • Carefully disconnect the copper strip to pull out the hard drive.

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Remove the four 4mm Phillips screws that hold the hard drive in the hard drive cage. Gently remove the hard drive from the cage. Gently remove the copper electrical strip from the harddrive.
  • Remove the four 4mm Phillips screws that hold the hard drive in the hard drive cage.

  • Gently remove the hard drive from the cage.

  • Gently remove the copper electrical strip from the harddrive.

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Conclusion

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

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