Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove your laptops hard drive. This process requires a small Phillips Head screwdriver and your hands. There will be several small screws removed, so be sure you have a place to store them as you work to keep from losing any.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Using a small Phillip's head screwdriver, unscrew the single 7 mm screw (5 mm head) on the L-shaped panel on the backside of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Be careful while removing the panel. Don't apply too much force when lifting as you may crack the plastic. Image 2/2: Be careful while removing the panel. Don't apply too much force when lifting as you may crack the plastic.
  • Once the screw is removed, pry the panel upwards by gripping the groove pictured.

  • Be careful while removing the panel. Don't apply too much force when lifting as you may crack the plastic.

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Image 1/3: To remove, grab the right side  of the piece and slide leftwards. Image 2/3: Lift up and out. Image 3/3: Lift up and out.
  • Locate the hard drive. It is in a metal casing as pictured.

  • To remove, grab the right side of the piece and slide leftwards.

  • Lift up and out.

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Conclusion

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

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