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Introduction

The hard drive is a high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a read-write mechanism. If defective, this guide will instruct you on how to remove and replace your hard drive.

  1. Turn off the laptop before starting
    • Turn off the laptop before starting

    • Remove the two rubber feet closest to the hinge with a plastic opening tool

  2. Remove the twelve M2x4mm PH0 Philips head screws.
    • Remove the twelve M2x4mm PH0 Philips head screws.

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  4. Loosen the back cover with a opening tool.
    • Loosen the back cover with a opening tool.

    • The least damaging way to pry the cover is to start from corner and run the spudger along the edge.

    • Do not crack or bend the cover.

  5. Carefully lift open the cover.
    • Carefully lift open the cover.

    • Remove the attached purple ribbon cable underneath the cover.

    • Do not rip the ribbon cable.

  6. Gently lift up the hard drive
    • Gently lift up the hard drive

  7. Gently  lift up the black tab  attached to the  strip
    • Gently lift up the black tab attached to the strip

    • Do not rip the ribbon cable.

Conclusion

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

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