1. Turn off the computer.
    • Turn off the computer.

    • Disconnect the charging cable from computer.

    • Failure to unplug the cable could result in electric shock.

    • Flip the computer upside down.

  2. Slide latches labeled #1 and #2, located outside the battery cover, away from each other.
    • Slide latches labeled #1 and #2, located outside the battery cover, away from each other.

    • Latch #1 will click over and stay while latch #2 will have to be held for battery to release.

  3. Gently lift and pull the battery out of the device.
    • Gently lift and pull the battery out of the device.

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  5. Locate hard drive cover opposite the battery on the lower left corner of the device. Loosen 2 Phillips 4.2 mm size captive screws from cover.
    • Locate hard drive cover opposite the battery on the lower left corner of the device.

    • Loosen 2 Phillips 4.2 mm size captive screws from cover.

    • Lift cover slightly from the edge where the screws are and pull slowly out and to the right, releasing it from its latches on the left.

  6. Locate the thin plastic tab folded on right side of hard drive case. Hold plastic tab and gently pull tab slightly up and to the left to remove hard drive case from device. To avoid damage to the hard drive or motherboard connectors; Do not pull plastic tab in a straight up direction.
    • Locate the thin plastic tab folded on right side of hard drive case.

    • Hold plastic tab and gently pull tab slightly up and to the left to remove hard drive case from device.

    • To avoid damage to the hard drive or motherboard connectors; Do not pull plastic tab in a straight up direction.

    • The use of a anti-static wrist strap while working with the hard drive is advise to prevent electrostatic discharge(ESD) from damaging the hard drive.

  7. Remove 4 (2 on each side) Phillips 4.1 mm size screws from case.
    • Remove 4 (2 on each side) Phillips 4.1 mm size screws from case.

  8. Slide case away from hard drive.
    • Slide case away from hard drive.

Conclusion

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

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