Introduction

If your hard drive is corrupted or you want to install a new hard drive with more space, replacing it is fairly simple.

Parts

No parts required.

Close the laptop lid and flip the laptop over.
  • Close the laptop lid and flip the laptop over.

  • Switch the lock button on the left to the unlock position. (The unlock position is to the left side.)

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Push the release button to the right. Hold the release button to the right and lift the battery out of its housing. Hold the release button to the right and lift the battery out of its housing.
  • Push the release button to the right.

  • Hold the release button to the right and lift the battery out of its housing.

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Flip the laptop over so that you can see the back. Make sure that the volume scroller is closest to you when it is flipped over. Locate the hard drive compartment. This is in the bottom left hand side of the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop over so that you can see the back. Make sure that the volume scroller is closest to you when it is flipped over.

  • Locate the hard drive compartment. This is in the bottom left hand side of the laptop.

  • Remove the two 5 mm type-0 Phillips head screws that secure the door and save them to a safe location.

  • Remove the hard drive cover.

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With the small door removed, find the black ribbon that is attached to the hard drive tray. Carefully pull the ribbon to the left so that the hard drive tray slides out neatly.
  • With the small door removed, find the black ribbon that is attached to the hard drive tray.

  • Carefully pull the ribbon to the left so that the hard drive tray slides out neatly.

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Remove the four 4.2 mm type-0 Phillips head screws located on the side of the hard drive enclosure.
  • Remove the four 4.2 mm type-0 Phillips head screws located on the side of the hard drive enclosure.

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Remove the hard drive from the tray. Make sure that when you slide the tray back into place, that the ribbon remains easily accessible.
  • Remove the hard drive from the tray.

  • Make sure that when you slide the tray back into place, that the ribbon remains easily accessible.

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Conclusion

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

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