Introduction

Does your hard drive appear to be failing or need a replacement? This guide will help you replace the hard drive in several simple steps.

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Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged before starting this step.
  • Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged before starting this step.

  • Locate the battery on the underside of the laptop.

  • Push the two battery clips following the direction of the arrows.

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Push upward from the base of the battery.
  • Push upward from the base of the battery.

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Pull battery away from computer until it is fully removed.
  • Pull battery away from computer until it is fully removed.

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Remove the 10 2.5x5 mm screws from the base of the laptop. Remove the 10 2.5x5 mm screws from the base of the laptop.
  • Remove the 10 2.5x5 mm screws from the base of the laptop.

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Unscrew the final 2.5x5 mm screw attached to the cover.
  • Unscrew the final 2.5x5 mm screw attached to the cover.

  • The screw does not detach from the cover. Make sure the screw is fully unscrewed before attempting to remove the cover.

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

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Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw inside the RAM compartment. Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw inside the RAM compartment.
  • Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw inside the RAM compartment.

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Remove the disk drive from the side of the computer. There is no need to press the button, the drive will come out.
  • Remove the disk drive from the side of the computer.

  • There is no need to press the button, the drive will come out.

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Unscrew the two 2x3 mm screws inside the disk drive compartment. Unscrew the two 2x3 mm screws inside the disk drive compartment.
  • Unscrew the two 2x3 mm screws inside the disk drive compartment.

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Flip the computer over, and open the laptop. Use a plastic opening tool to begin to remove the keyboard. Use your hands to finish separating the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Flip the computer over, and open the laptop.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to begin to remove the keyboard.

  • Use your hands to finish separating the keyboard from the laptop.

  • This can be a bit challenging, but it will come loose.

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Lift the black clip from the tan connection for the keyboard.
  • Lift the black clip from the tan connection for the keyboard.

  • Pull the the connection away from the clip.

  • Move the keyboard away from the laptop.

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Lift the black clips from the tan connections for all 3 locations marked.
  • Lift the black clips from the tan connections for all 3 locations marked.

  • Remove the connections from the clips.

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Unscrew the five 2.5x5 mm screws.
  • Unscrew the five 2.5x5 mm screws.

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Use plastic opening tools to remove base cover. Use your hands to fully remove cover from the base.
  • Use plastic opening tools to remove base cover.

  • Use your hands to fully remove cover from the base.

  • This may be difficult, but it is possible.

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Disconnect the  two cables that connect the speaker and the fan.
  • Disconnect the two cables that connect the speaker and the fan.

  • These can just be pulled out, they do not have clips.

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Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw from the fan.
  • Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw from the fan.

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Pull up and remove the fan from the laptop. Pull up and remove the fan from the laptop.
  • Pull up and remove the fan from the laptop.

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Unscrew the six 2.5x3mm screws from the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the six 2.5x3mm screws from the motherboard.

This step is also incorrect. The screw sizes here are not 2.5x3 mm, they are all 2.5x5 mm.

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Disconnect the black and yellow cable from the motherboard. Disconnect the black and yellow cable from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the black and yellow cable from the motherboard.

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Begin to separate the motherboard from the laptop
  • Begin to separate the motherboard from the laptop

  • Pull up to separate from the other internal pieces, and then pull to the right away from the case

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Remove the final cable from the motherboard
  • Remove the final cable from the motherboard

  • This will allow the motherboard to fully come out of the computer

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Unscrew the one 2.5x5 mm screw. Unscrew the one 2.5x5 mm screw.
  • Unscrew the one 2.5x5 mm screw.

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Use your hands to carefully pry out the hard drive. Use your hands to carefully pry out the hard drive.
  • Use your hands to carefully pry out the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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