Introduction

The SSD is what stores the operating system, program executables, and the personal files of every user. If the device is constantly displaying warnings about disk usage, replacing with a larger capacity module will allow for additional file storage.

Begin by popping open the HDMI/USB port cover on the left edge.
  • Begin by popping open the HDMI/USB port cover on the left edge.

  • Remove the three #000 headed, 3 mm long screws located underneath the port cover.

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There are two #000 headed, 3 mm long screws under a similar cover covering the Micro SD slot on the top side of the device.
  • There are two #000 headed, 3 mm long screws under a similar cover covering the Micro SD slot on the top side of the device.

  • Remove the two screws beneath the Micro SD card slot cover.

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  • Attach the suction cup to the top right area of the screen.

  • Pull to remove the screen from the rest of the device.

  • Watch out for the front camera cable connected to the top middle of the device. The display ribbon cable should just slide out.

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I found pulling with two suckers started to bend the screen as the little clips holding the screen wouldn't release. So instead of risking damage I started to work my way around the edges of the screen by slowly pulling with the sucker and at same time  using the trusty old a spudger tool (Spudger) to gently pry open.

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Be care sliding out the ribbon cable connector that goes to the screen. Its also tricky to slide back in after so you might need to peel the ribbon from the back plate to give some more wiggle room. I did.

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  • Unplug the battery connector located beside the fan.

  • Locate the SSD on the right side of the device, above the battery and beneath the WiFi chip.

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  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #000 screws from the right edge of the SSD.

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  • Pull the SSD towards the right and slightly up, removing it from the back assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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What kind of M2 Type? SSD is needed for replacement/upgrade?

Marius - Reply

OK, found the answer, it's mSATA, like the Samsung 840 EVO Series:

http://www.samsung.com/us/business/suppo...

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I did the same without pulling out the battery jack. As i tried to turn the tablet on it didn’t work. Even the fan stopped working. I inserted the power cable but no response .. nothing at all ! Please help!

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