Introduction

We will replace the hard drive in this guide. The only necessary tools are a screwdriver and a spudger/plastic opening tool.

Remove the grey scuff guard at the bottom of the PC by pressing down on it, and pulling it away.
  • Remove the grey scuff guard at the bottom of the PC by pressing down on it, and pulling it away.

  • Lift the hinge and remove the grey rubber tabs on either side of the PC’s model information.

  • Remove the two 7.62mm Phillips #1 screws beneath the rubber tabs under the hinge and the four 7.62mm Phillips #1 screws where the scuff guard was removed.

  • Remove the two 4.74mm Phillips #1 screws under the hinge (near the hinge joints) and a 4.74mm Phillips #1 screw under the handle.

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Use 1-2 plastic opening tools or nylon spudgers to firmly pry open the back panel.
  • Use 1-2 plastic opening tools or nylon spudgers to firmly pry open the back panel.

  • We recommend that you start prying the panel where the scuff guard was removed.

  • Prying the back panel will cause loud popping noises. This is just the sound of the clips that hold the back panel to the PC popping off.

  • Using excess force while prying can break the clips that hold the back panel and can damage the ports on the side of the PC.

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  • Disconnect the three cables connecting the back panel ports to the motherboard.

  • Flip up the locking latch holding the two ribbon cables with a plastic opening tool and pull the cables out.

  • Gently wiggle the third connector out of its socket.

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  • Remove the four 5.0 mm Phillips #1 screws on the outer casing of the hard drive.

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  • Gently pull the hard drive away to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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  • Remove the four 3.5 mm Phillips #1 screws on the edges of the outer casing, two on each side.

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  • Separate the hard drive from the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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