Introduction

After going through the Troubleshooting guide, and you hear that your laptop is "clicky" or that the hard drive is not connect, this guide will guide you through the removal of the hard drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Power down the computer and unplug the power adapter.
  • Power down the computer and unplug the power adapter.

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Flip the laptop upside down. Locate the two latches on both sides of the battery.
  • Flip the laptop upside down. Locate the two latches on both sides of the battery.

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Slide the latch on the right outwards, releasing the lock. The latch stays unlocked once moved. Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you. Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.
  • Slide the latch on the right outwards, releasing the lock. The latch stays unlocked once moved.

  • Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you.

  • Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.

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Remove the single captive screw on the back panel with your Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the single captive screw on the back panel with your Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Pry the removal tab up. You will feel and hear the first clip release, popping up slightly. Work your way around the border of the panel, releasing the rest of the clips.
  • Pry the removal tab up. You will feel and hear the first clip release, popping up slightly.

  • Work your way around the border of the panel, releasing the rest of the clips.

  • Once all clips are released, lift the cover up and pull towards you.

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Slide the hard drive to the left, using the silver tab. Pull up the silver tab, removing the hard drive from the slot.
  • Slide the hard drive to the left, using the silver tab.

  • Pull up the silver tab, removing the hard drive from the slot.

  • Do not touch the metal data pins on the hard drive or computer.

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Conclusion

To install a new Hard Drive, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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