Introduction

Remove all electrical wires from the computer, and lay the computer flat on its screen. The computer should rest on a smooth, padded surface.

Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.
  • Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.

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Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.
  • Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.

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Carefully remove the base access panel.
  • Carefully remove the base access panel.

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Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws. Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws.
  • Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws.

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Open the housing plate. Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board  so as not to ruin the cables.
  • Open the housing plate.

  • Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board so as not to ruin the cables.

  • A fixed plug connector between the logic board and upper unit will cause some resistance. Pull gently but firmly.

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Remove the 2 torx 10mm screws on the EMI shield Carefully remove shield and copper tape Carefully remove shield and copper tape
  • Remove the 2 torx 10mm screws on the EMI shield

  • Carefully remove shield and copper tape

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Remove the 4 10mm torx screws attatched to the drive carrier. The drive carrier includes optical drive and hard drive.
  • Remove the 4 10mm torx screws attatched to the drive carrier.

  • The drive carrier includes optical drive and hard drive.

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Grasp the carrier with both hands on each side.
  • Grasp the carrier with both hands on each side.

  • Remove the carrier by lifting up and out.

  • Pull gently but firmly. The carrier is meant to fit snugly.

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Flip the removed carrier to the right and pull out power cables.
  • Flip the removed carrier to the right and pull out power cables.

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Peel back the white paper, revealing the screws that connect the hard drive to the carrier. Remove the 4 T-10 5mm screws connecting the hard drive and frame. (There are 2 screws on each side) Remove the 4 T-10 5mm screws connecting the hard drive and frame. (There are 2 screws on each side)
  • Peel back the white paper, revealing the screws that connect the hard drive to the carrier.

  • Remove the 4 T-10 5mm screws connecting the hard drive and frame. (There are 2 screws on each side)

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Slide the hard drive out from the frame and optical drive.
  • Slide the hard drive out from the frame and optical drive.

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Remove the four T-10 6mm screws at the sides of the drive.
  • Remove the four T-10 6mm screws at the sides of the drive.

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Slide the optical drive out of the carrier
  • Slide the optical drive out of the carrier

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Take out the six T-15 screws that hold the fan in place, and remove the fan. Take out the six T-15 screws that hold the fan in place, and remove the fan.
  • Take out the six T-15 screws that hold the fan in place, and remove the fan.

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Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

We need to show an action shot for step 8 of the REmove Drive Carrier Assembly

Courtney - Reply

I don't see why it would be necessary... ??

Nicolas Zbinden -

I would like to add; That you may need some thermal past as there is a heat sink that splits in two when you remove the bottom.

substevew - Reply

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