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Introduction

We will remove the Solid State Drive from the computer and replace it. We will have to do all the precursors before removing the Solid State Drive.

    • Turn off the laptop before doing anything to the laptop.

    • Then turn the laptop around on its back.

    • On the back of the computer there is a latch that you have to slide and hold in order to remove the battery.

    • Then you have to push the computer battery towards the computer and rotate upwards.

    • Finally lift the battery out of the computer.

    • Turn the computer around and remove the eighteen screws on the base cover.

    • The screws that secure the base cover are of different sizes. Note the location and size of the screws as you remove them so that you can replace them correctly

    • You aren't actually taking apart the display but only opening it up to gain access to the palm rest panel and keyboard.

    • Use your fingers to ease the palm rest assembly from the computer.

    • Pull on the plastic tab on top of the cables to avoid damaging the connectors.

    • Exercise extreme care while lifting the palm rest assembly to avoid damaging the function key cable.

    • Lift the palm rest assembly to access the function key cable.

    • To prevent damage to the function key cable, do not disconnect the function key cable from the palm rest.

    • Disconnect the function key cable from the connector on the system board.

    • Lift the connector latch that secures the touch pad cable to the touch pad connector and remove the cable.

    • To prevent damage to the display hinges, ensure that you do not adjust the angle between the display and the computer base after removing the palm rest assembly.

    • Lift the palm rest assembly off the computer base.

    • Remove the screw that secures the solid state drive to the computer base.

    • Slide and lift the solid state drive to disconnect it from the connector on the right daughter board.

    • When the solid state drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging.

    • Get the new drive from the packaging .

    • Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the solid state drive.

    • If your existing solid sate drive was shipped with mylar cover, replace the mylar cover on the new drive.

    • Push the solid state drive until it is fully connected to the connector on the right daughter board.

    • Replace the screw that secures the solid state drive to the computer base.

    • Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so result in damage to the computer.

    • Install the operating system for your computer, as needed.

    • Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed.

Conclusion

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

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