Introduction

In this guide users will be walked through the process of removing both of the hard drives located in the Toshiba Dynabook AX 53D. This includes removing the drive cover panels, pulling out the drive, and removing the drive from its metal retaining plate.

Push apart the two spring loaded plastic tabs labeled #1 and #2.
  • Push apart the two spring loaded plastic tabs labeled #1 and #2.

  • Make sure to unplug any external power sources before working on the computer.

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The battery is now easily removed by pulling up from the notched tab on the inside edge.
  • The battery is now easily removed by pulling up from the notched tab on the inside edge.

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Start by using the #J1 screw bit to unscrew the the two 4.6 mm hard drive bay screws located on the underside of the laptop.  They are located next to the Windows license sticker.
  • Start by using the #J1 screw bit to unscrew the the two 4.6 mm hard drive bay screws located on the underside of the laptop. They are located next to the Windows license sticker.

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Gently pull horizontally on the clear plastic tag to unplug the hard drive. Make sure not to touch the circuit board or connectors on the drive as that may damage them.
  • Gently pull horizontally on the clear plastic tag to unplug the hard drive.

  • Make sure not to touch the circuit board or connectors on the drive as that may damage them.

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The drive can now be removed from the metal drive retainer by unscrewing the four exposed 4.1 mm #J1 screws on either side of the drive.
  • The drive can now be removed from the metal drive retainer by unscrewing the four exposed 4.1 mm #J1 screws on either side of the drive.

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The secondary hard drive can be removed following the same process on the right drive bay.
  • The secondary hard drive can be removed following the same process on the right drive bay.

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Conclusion

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

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