Introduction

Upgrade your original hard drive and gain more storage space.

Tools

No tools required.

Grasp the hard drive assembly and press the release button while lifting its front edge. Remove the hard drive assembly from the top vent.
  • Grasp the hard drive assembly and press the release button while lifting its front edge.

  • Remove the hard drive assembly from the top vent.

WARNING: Just replacing the drive will not make it work correctly. Microsoft has married the drives to the motherboard. Hence, in order to get full operation out of the drive you'll have to perform more steps not listed here. Search in the FAQ on this specific topic for more details. Otherwise, before buying a new drive, try cleaning the inside of the old one and/or replace the belt involved in opening and closing the drive door.

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Conclusion

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

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that was very difficult

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