Parts

No parts required.

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.

Image 1/2: Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws that secure the battery. Image 2/2: 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.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Push the battery away from the laptop. Image 2/2: The battery should slide out with little resistance.
  • 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.

Add Comment

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

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Gently slide the spudger along the entire perimeter of the device and pry the casing loose to unhook six clips.
  • 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.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Use your fingers to finish removing the casing from the device.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Once the device is open from the bottom, look for the bright blue plastic frame which encases the hard drive

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Unplug the four clips  by gently pulling them upward. Image 2/3: Unplug the four clips  by gently pulling them upward. Image 3/3: 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.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: The hard disk drive should now be free from the black connector port. Image 2/2: 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.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: The hard disk should now be completely removed from the Toshiba Satellite C55D device. Image 2/3: The hard disk should now be completely removed from the Toshiba Satellite C55D device. Image 3/3: 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.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

4 other people completed this guide.

Michelle

Member since: 09/17/2015

148 Reputation

1 Guide authored

Team

CSU Fullerton, Team 2-5, Bruce Fall 2015 Member of CSU Fullerton, Team 2-5, Bruce Fall 2015

CSUF-BRUCE-F15S2G5

4 Members

5 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 12

Past 30 Days: 69

All Time: 1,142