Introduction

Hard disks may crash after long periods of use. In the event your hard drive crashes, or you simply desire to upgrade to a solid state drive. Replacing the hard drive is moderately easy and requires a few simple steps.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the laptop upside down so the battery faces upwards. Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the battery.
  • Turn the laptop upside down so the battery faces upwards.

  • Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the battery.

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Place your thumbs on both sides of the  battery's edges  where the battery meets the device Push the battery away from the laptop.
  • Place your thumbs on both sides of the battery's edges where the battery meets the device

  • Push the battery away from the laptop.

  • The battery should slide out with little resistance.

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Remove the thirteen 7 mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom of the chassis.
  • Remove the thirteen 7 mm Phillips #1 screws from the bottom of the chassis.

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Starting at the center, insert a spudger into the crevice between the bottom casing and the keyboard and pry upwards.
  • Starting at the center, insert a spudger into the crevice between the bottom casing and the keyboard and pry upwards.

  • Gently slide the spudger along the entire perimeter of the device and pry the casing loose to unhook six clips.

    • These images show a metal spudger, which has the potential to damage the device. Use a plastic opening tool or standard spudger instead.

  • Do not be alarmed if you feel a gentle tug or hear a click as you slide your spudger. These sounds are the clips detaching from the casing.

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Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device. Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device. Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device.
  • Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device.

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Once the device is open from the bottom, look for the bright blue plastic frame which encases the hard drive
  • Once the device is open from the bottom, look for the bright blue plastic frame which encases the hard drive

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Locate the four side plugs of the blue plastic casing which secure the hard drive in place. Unplug the four clips  by gently pulling them upward. Unplug the four clips  by gently pulling them upward.
  • Locate the four side plugs of the blue plastic casing which secure the hard drive in place.

  • Unplug the four clips by gently pulling them upward.

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Gently slide the hard disk towards the right side of your laptop. The hard disk drive should now be free from the black connector port.
  • Gently slide the hard disk towards the right side of your laptop.

  • The hard disk drive should now be free from the black connector port.

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Gently lift the hard drive upward, removing it from the Toshiba device. The hard disk should now be completely removed from the Toshiba Satellite C55D device. The hard disk should now be completely removed from the Toshiba Satellite C55D device.
  • Gently lift the hard drive upward, removing it from the Toshiba device.

  • The hard disk should now be completely removed from the Toshiba Satellite C55D device.

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Conclusion

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

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