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Introduction

The following guide will give instructions on how to properly replace the hard drive on your Dell Inspiron 15-5552.

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  1. Make sure the laptop is powered down before you remove the battery.
    • Make sure the laptop is powered down before you remove the battery.

  2. Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.
    • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

  3. Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol towards the “unlock” position.
    • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol towards the “unlock” position.

    • You can tell that the battery is unlocked once you hear a "click."

  4. Rotate the battery outward by lifting the bottom lip that pops out. Continue rotating the battery towards the top of the laptop until the battery is completely removed.
    • Rotate the battery outward by lifting the bottom lip that pops out.

    • Continue rotating the battery towards the top of the laptop until the battery is completely removed.

  5. Use a JIS #0 screwdriver to unscrew the two 6 mm screws from the back panel. Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement.
    • Use a JIS #0 screwdriver to unscrew the two 6 mm screws from the back panel.

    • Make sure your device is powered down and unplugged before beginning the replacement.

  6. Using a spudger, lightly lift the RAM cover up and at an angle, away from the computer. Using a spudger, lightly lift the RAM cover up and at an angle, away from the computer.
    • Using a spudger, lightly lift the RAM cover up and at an angle, away from the computer.

  7. Remove the four 6 mm JIS #0 screws from the hard drive.
    • Remove the four 6 mm JIS #0 screws from the hard drive.

  8. Lift hard drive out of the computer slightly.
    • Lift hard drive out of the computer slightly.

    • Be careful not to tear the ribbon that attaches the hard drive to the computer when lifting it.

  9. Using  two  fingers, grab the black connector on the ribbon, and pull until detached. Using  two  fingers, grab the black connector on the ribbon, and pull until detached.
    • Using two fingers, grab the black connector on the ribbon, and pull until detached.

Conclusion

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

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