Introduction

Whether or not you are upgrading your storage or the hard drive is out of commission, this guide will help you remove it.

Make sure you turn off the laptop before starting. Unscrew the two 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws below the battery. Unscrew the two 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws below the battery.
  • Make sure you turn off the laptop before starting.

  • Unscrew the two 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws below the battery.

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Pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily. Pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily. Pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily.
  • Pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily.

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Unscrew the ten 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws that hold down the back cover. Unscrew the ten 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws that hold down the back cover.
  • Unscrew the ten 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws that hold down the back cover.

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Using the plastic opening tools, open the back cover and remove it from the laptop. It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover. Be careful not to bend or crack the cover.
  • Using the plastic opening tools, open the back cover and remove it from the laptop.

  • It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover.

  • Be careful not to bend or crack the cover.

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The hard drive is on the bottom left side. Remove both releases from the rubber hard drive mount. Remove both releases from the rubber hard drive mount.
  • The hard drive is on the bottom left side.

  • Remove both releases from the rubber hard drive mount.

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Lift the hard drive from underneath on the right side. While holding it up, pull it away from its connector so that it disconnects. While holding it up, pull it away from its connector so that it disconnects.
  • Lift the hard drive from underneath on the right side.

  • While holding it up, pull it away from its connector so that it disconnects.

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Peel off the rubber hard drive mount. Peel off the rubber hard drive mount. Peel off the rubber hard drive mount.
  • Peel off the rubber hard drive mount.

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Conclusion

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

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