Introduction

This guide will provide a walk-through on how to remove the hard drive from your Toshiba Satellite. Before replacing your hard drive, make sure you back up your files first if you want to have your old files on your new hard drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the 3.62mm screw.
  • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the 3.62mm screw.

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Remove the plastic cover from the laptop.
  • Remove the plastic cover from the laptop.

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Pull the black plastic tab horizontally away from the hard drive to disconnect and remove the hard drive from the laptop.
  • Pull the black plastic tab horizontally away from the hard drive to disconnect and remove the hard drive from the laptop.

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Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the four 6.50mm screws on the sides of hard drive.
  • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the four 6.50mm screws on the sides of hard drive.

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Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the other four 6.50mm screws on hard drive. Remove the washer strips (the metal strips that the screws held down) from the hard drive.
  • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the other four 6.50mm screws on hard drive.

  • Remove the washer strips (the metal strips that the screws held down) from the hard drive.

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Pull the black tab away from the hard drive to separate the hard drive and the casing.
  • Pull the black tab away from the hard drive to separate the hard drive and the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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I have a regular SATA 2.5 hard drive and it won't fit my M55-S1001. Is there something else I need??

Matthew Halbert - Reply

According to http://www.rakuten.com/prod/120gb-hard-d..., your hard drive is the right size. If it doesn't fit, check to see if the pins connect correctly and if your laptop accepts a SATA drive and not a PATA drive; this image can help http://www.laptopking.com/sata_identify.....

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Next, check if you're inserting it correctly. I haven't experienced replacing the hard drive with the M55-S1001, but I assume it's the same method as the M55-S135 (though it could be different).

I'm unsure if there's anything else you would need besides the correct type of screwdriver to unlock the casing but I doubt it.

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