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Introduction

Use this guide to remove replace the hard drive in your Asus ROG GL551J, which can be completed in fewer than 3 steps.

  1. Lay device  on a flat surface with battery facing up.
    • Lay device on a flat surface with battery facing up.

    • Be sure to wear ESD or Rubber gloves to protect the computer components

  2. Push right on the latch found below the battery
    • Push right on the latch found below the battery

  3. Battery should release upwards. Pull battery out.
    • Battery should release upwards. Pull battery out.

  4. With laptop upside-down, locate and unscrew the two screws on the panel with the vents. Slide the panel out and lift up to remove.
    • With laptop upside-down, locate and unscrew the two screws on the panel with the vents.

    • Slide the panel out and lift up to remove.

  5. The hard drive is the metal rectangle with the two soft padding bars attached to it. Locate and remove the 4 screws holding the hard drive down at each corner using a PH000 Philips head.
    • The hard drive is the metal rectangle with the two soft padding bars attached to it.

    • Locate and remove the 4 screws holding the hard drive down at each corner using a PH000 Philips head.

  6. Locate the black plastic tab attached to the bottom of the hard drive and pull it straight outwards. Failure to correctly disconnect the hard drive before pulling it up and out can damage the connectors.
    • Locate the black plastic tab attached to the bottom of the hard drive and pull it straight outwards.

    • Failure to correctly disconnect the hard drive before pulling it up and out can damage the connectors.

    • Once the hard drive detaches from the connector, lift the hard drive up and out.

Conclusion

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

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