Introduction

If the hard drive in your laptop begins to make a loud clicking noise known as "the Click of Death", use this guide to remove and replace your hard drive.

  1. Turn off your laptop before starting. Flip the laptop over so the model stickers face the ceiling.
    • Turn off your laptop before starting.

    • Flip the laptop over so the model stickers face the ceiling.

  2. Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws holding the battery using the PH1 bit and Magnetic Driver. Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws holding the battery using the PH1 bit and Magnetic Driver. Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws holding the battery using the PH1 bit and Magnetic Driver.
    • Remove the two 7 mm Phillips screws holding the battery using the PH1 bit and Magnetic Driver.

  3. Carefully slide the battery out of the laptop. Carefully slide the battery out of the laptop.
    • Carefully slide the battery out of the laptop.

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  5. Remove the 7 mm Phillips screws holding the CD/DVD Drive in place using PH 1 and Magnetic Driver.
    • Remove the 7 mm Phillips screws holding the CD/DVD Drive in place using PH 1 and Magnetic Driver.

  6. Slide the CD/DVD Drive out of the laptop. Slide the CD/DVD Drive out of the laptop.
    • Slide the CD/DVD Drive out of the laptop.

  7. Remove the thirteen 7 mm Phillips screws holding the back cover using the PH1 bit and Magnetic Driver.
    • Remove the thirteen 7 mm Phillips screws holding the back cover using the PH1 bit and Magnetic Driver.

  8. Using the plastic opening tools, separate the back cover from the laptop. It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover.
    • Using the plastic opening tools, separate the back cover 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 plastic back cover.

  9. Using the ribbon beneath the hard drive lift it upwards and pull the hard drive out. Using the ribbon beneath the hard drive lift it upwards and pull the hard drive out.
    • Using the ribbon beneath the hard drive lift it upwards and pull the hard drive out.

  10. Remove the hard drive from the blue rubber mount. Remove the hard drive from the blue rubber mount. Remove the hard drive from the blue rubber mount.
    • Remove the hard drive from the blue rubber mount.

Conclusion

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

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