Introduction

Before doing this replacement make sure that you have a correct 2.5" hard drive to use. The original drive is a 500 GB hard drive, but any size could be used as a replacement.

Remove the nine 4mm screws with a PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the nine 4mm screws with a PH0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the two 6mm screws with a PH0 screwdriver.

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Remove the black rubber tab on the back of the computer
  • Remove the black rubber tab on the back of the computer

  • Remove the 4mm screw hidden underneath the black tab with a PH0 screwdriver.

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  • Orient the computer upside down, with the hinges facing away from you.

  • Find the black plastic piece in the SD card slot on the right side of the computer.

  • Remove the plastic piece by sliding it out of the SD card slot.

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  • Insert a spudger at these eight locations to disengage the plastic tabs from the housing cover, and pry apart.

    • Continue around the entire perimeter of the cover with the spudger.

  • Use a spudger to pry the cover around I/O ports.

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  • Remove the two 4mm screws using a PH0 screwdriver.

  • Depress the tabs holding the battery with a spudger.

  • Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard using a spudger.

  • Pull the battery up and away from the laptop to remove.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pop the latch up on the ZIF connector up.

  • Pull out the ribbon cable to disconnect it from one side.

    • The cable can be left connected to the other side.

  • Remove the black isolation pad.

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  • Disconnect the data connector from the motherboard using a plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove three 4mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Remove hard drive with rail attached from laptop.

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  • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #0 screws located on the side of the rails.

  • Separate the hard drive from the mounting rail.

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Conclusion

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

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