Introduction

Sometimes the hard drive is corrupt, or you want to install a new one. This guide will show you how to take out a hard drive and replace.

Lay laptop on it's face and remove the two #1 Phillips screws in the back of the black plastic panel with a raised center. The screws can not be removed from the panel, so loosen them until the panel can come off.
  • Lay laptop on it's face and remove the two #1 Phillips screws in the back of the black plastic panel with a raised center.

  • The screws can not be removed from the panel, so loosen them until the panel can come off.

  • Carefully lift the panel using the thumb slot on the side closest to you while the battery is pointed out.

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After lifting the cover up carefully, slide it to the left to be removed.
  • After lifting the cover up carefully, slide it to the left to be removed.

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Place two fingers gently on the hard drive. Slide it back to the left. Lift the drive by the two corner tabs making sure not to touch the metel
  • Place two fingers gently on the hard drive.

  • Slide it back to the left.

  • Lift the drive by the two corner tabs making sure not to touch the metel

  • Do not press down too hard on the top of the drive, or you will damage it. Only use enough pressure to be able to remove it from the SATA connection.

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Conclusion

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

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