Introduction

The hard drive can wear out over time. This guide will show how to remove the hard drive inside the device.

Power off your laptop before beginning disassembly. Pry off the 2 rear rubber pads (closest to the laptop hinge) using the plastic opening tool to reveal two screws.
  • Power off your laptop before beginning disassembly.

  • Pry off the 2 rear rubber pads (closest to the laptop hinge) using the plastic opening tool to reveal two screws.

  • Remove the 2 anti-tamper proof covers using the spudger to reveal two screws.

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Remove the fourteen 7mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver from the bottom of the laptop.
  • Remove the fourteen 7mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver from the bottom of the laptop.

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Turn the device right side up and open the lid. Insert the plastic opening tool in between the keyboard plate and the base of laptop.
  • Turn the device right side up and open the lid.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool in between the keyboard plate and the base of laptop.

  • Run the tool along seem, prying up as you go.

  • Separate the keyboard plate from the base, lifting from the front.

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There are 3 ribbon cables (black, white, and copper color) connecting the computer to the keyboard plate. Disconnect the 3 ribbon cables using the plastic opening tool by prying up the latches holding each cable in place.
  • There are 3 ribbon cables (black, white, and copper color) connecting the computer to the keyboard plate. Disconnect the 3 ribbon cables using the plastic opening tool by prying up the latches holding each cable in place.

  • Remove the keyboard plate from the device.

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Remove the thick white ribbon cable covering the battery using the plastic opening tool by prying up the latches attaching each end.
  • Remove the thick white ribbon cable covering the battery using the plastic opening tool by prying up the latches attaching each end.

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Remove the three 4mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 4mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Disconnect the battery from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

  • There may be tamper-proof tape holding the battery in place. Remove the tape if present.

  • Remove the battery from the device.

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Using the spudger, disconnect the white ribbon cable from the motherboard by prying up the latch up.
  • Using the spudger, disconnect the white ribbon cable from the motherboard by prying up the latch up.

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Remove two 3mm screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver from the hard drive. Pry the hard drive up and out using the spudger.
  • Remove two 3mm screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver from the hard drive.

  • Pry the hard drive up and out using the spudger.

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Conclusion

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

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