Introduction

Is your computer out of storage? Maybe you want to make your computer faster. Replacing the hard drive with a Solid State Drive (SSD) will help make your computer run faster, while also giving you more storage if you get a larger one. This guide will walk you through replacing your hard drive with another hard drive or SSD. Grab a spudger, a Phillips #0 screw driver and a clean work space, then follow the steps below.

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Begin removing the bottom cover by sliding the battery removal slider to the right to pop off the top of the cover. Begin removing the bottom cover by sliding the battery removal slider to the right to pop off the top of the cover.
  • Begin removing the bottom cover by sliding the battery removal slider to the right to pop off the top of the cover.

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Slide a black spudger under the top of the cover to loosen the clips underneath. Slide a black spudger under the top of the cover to loosen the clips underneath.
  • Slide a black spudger under the top of the cover to loosen the clips underneath.

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Slide the spudger down the left side of the cover to loosen the clips. After the left side is loose, the rest of the cover should pop off, and you can remove it with your hands. When reassembling, insert the bottom of the cover first, and then firmly press along the edges from bottom to top to secure it in place.
  • Slide the spudger down the left side of the cover to loosen the clips.

  • After the left side is loose, the rest of the cover should pop off, and you can remove it with your hands.

  • When reassembling, insert the bottom of the cover first, and then firmly press along the edges from bottom to top to secure it in place.

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Using a Phillips #0 screw driver, remove the four 4mm screws holding the hard drive in place. Using a Phillips #0 screw driver, remove the four 4mm screws holding the hard drive in place. Using a Phillips #0 screw driver, remove the four 4mm screws holding the hard drive in place.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screw driver, remove the four 4mm screws holding the hard drive in place.

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Using a plastic spudger, lift up the hard drive from the top left corner and flip it to the right of the laptop like opening a book. There is a cable connecting the hard drive to the laptop, be sure not to pull it out when flipping the hard drive. There is a cable connecting the hard drive to the laptop, be sure not to pull it out when flipping the hard drive.
  • Using a plastic spudger, lift up the hard drive from the top left corner and flip it to the right of the laptop like opening a book.

  • There is a cable connecting the hard drive to the laptop, be sure not to pull it out when flipping the hard drive.

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Pull the tab at the end of the cable connecting the hard drive to the laptop. Pull the tab at the end of the cable connecting the hard drive to the laptop.
  • Pull the tab at the end of the cable connecting the hard drive to the laptop.

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Using a Phillips #0 screw driver, remove the four 4mm screws on each side of the hard drive attaching it to its carriage. Using a Phillips #0 screw driver, remove the four 4mm screws on each side of the hard drive attaching it to its carriage. Using a Phillips #0 screw driver, remove the four 4mm screws on each side of the hard drive attaching it to its carriage.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screw driver, remove the four 4mm screws on each side of the hard drive attaching it to its carriage.

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Remove the hard drive from its carriage. Remove the hard drive from its carriage.
  • Remove the hard drive from its carriage.

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Remove the SATA cable from the hard drive. Remove the SATA cable from the hard drive.
  • Remove the SATA cable from the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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