Introduction

Replacing a hard drive is a great yet simple fix. Make sure your new drive is the 2.5" laptop hard drive!

Image 1/3: Find the battery compartment. Image 2/3: Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position. Image 3/3: Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position.
  • Close the laptop and turn it over so that the base is facing upwards and the spine is facing away from you.

  • Find the battery compartment.

  • Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position.

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Image 1/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment. Image 2/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment. Image 3/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment.
  • Slide and hold the right slider into its rightmost position. Lift the battery out of the compartment.

  • Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment.

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  • Locate the hard drive in the left hand corner, and remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, open the compartment and remove the compartment cover.

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  • Use a pair of metal tweezers to grab the plastic pull-tab that is tucked in underneath the hard drive.

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Image 1/3: Remove the hard drive assembly from the device. Image 2/3: This assembly consists of the actual hard drive and the metal housing. Metal housing is necessary for the reassembly of the device. Image 3/3: This assembly consists of the actual hard drive and the metal housing. Metal housing is necessary for the reassembly of the device.
  • Using the plastic pull-tab, carefully pull the hard drive to the left to detach it from its connector.

  • Remove the hard drive assembly from the device.

  • This assembly consists of the actual hard drive and the metal housing. Metal housing is necessary for the reassembly of the device.

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  • Flip over the hard drive assembly and remove two 4mm Phillips #1 screws at the top left and right side of the hard drive housing.

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Image 1/2: Do not touch the hard drive's connectors. Image 2/2: Do not touch the hard drive's connectors.
  • Carefully separate the actual hard drive from the hard drive assembly.

  • Do not touch the hard drive's connectors.

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Conclusion

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

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