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.

  1. Turn the laptop upside down so the battery faces upwards.
    • 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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  2. Place your thumbs on both sides of the  battery's edges  where the battery meets the device
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks.. Really helped out..

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