Introduction

This repair guide shows how to replace your hard drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the laptop upside down
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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Totally dident expect to find a guide for taking this one apart. Appreciate it!

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