Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the current Hard Drive and how to replace it. Accessing the Hard Drive in this computer is straightforward and only requires minimal dis-assembly with a screwdriver. Make sure your new hard disk is compatible with your device before attempting to install it because it may not fit, may have different wiring, etc.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the laptop over and locate the lock  and battery release switches. Unlock the battery by changing the switch on the right from locked to unlocked by sliding the switch outward. Turn the laptop over and locate the lock  and battery release switches. Unlock the battery by changing the switch on the right from locked to unlocked by sliding the switch outward.
  • Turn the laptop over and locate the lock and battery release switches. Unlock the battery by changing the switch on the right from locked to unlocked by sliding the switch outward.

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Hold the release switch and pull out the battery towards you. Hold the release switch and pull out the battery towards you.
  • Hold the release switch and pull out the battery towards you.

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Turn the laptop so the battery-side of the laptop is farthest from you. Locate the captive screw pictured here and loosen the screw using the #1 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn the laptop so the battery-side of the laptop is farthest from you. Locate the captive screw pictured here and loosen the screw using the #1 Phillips screwdriver.

  • You may want to ground yourself before attempting to touch any components. This means touching a conductive metal to eliminate any static buildup in your body, which can damage computer components.

  • Make sure your new hard disk is compatible with your device before attempting to install it because it may not fit, may have different wiring, etc.

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Once the screw is completely removed, pull back the plastic cover carefully.
  • Once the screw is completely removed, pull back the plastic cover carefully.

  • If you are having trouble removing the cover, a plastic removal tool may be used.

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Remove the hard disk by gently applying pressure with your thumb while sliding the hard disk to the left.
  • Remove the hard disk by gently applying pressure with your thumb while sliding the hard disk to the left.

  • If you do not ground yourself, you run the risk of damaging your hard disk.

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Conclusion

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

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