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Introduction

This guide will show you how to open your device and remove the hard drive. Whether you have a failed hard drive or simply want to upgrade to more capacity this guide will take you through the necessary steps involved in replacement.

  1. Flip the laptop on its back side, having the battery facing toward you. Flip the laptop on its back side, having the battery facing toward you.
    • Flip the laptop on its back side, having the battery facing toward you.

  2. Slide the tab with lock/unlock symbol, near the battery on the right of the notebook, to the unlock position. Slide the tab with lock/unlock symbol, near the battery on the right of the notebook, to the unlock position. Slide the tab with lock/unlock symbol, near the battery on the right of the notebook, to the unlock position.
    • Slide the tab with lock/unlock symbol, near the battery on the right of the notebook, to the unlock position.

  3. Slide the black tab, on the left of the notebook, to the right until the battery pops out. Slide the black tab, on the left of the notebook, to the right until the battery pops out. Slide the black tab, on the left of the notebook, to the right until the battery pops out.
    • Slide the black tab, on the left of the notebook, to the right until the battery pops out.

  4. Grabbing the top edge of the battery, rotate it toward you and then lift upward to relieve the battery from its slot. Grabbing the top edge of the battery, rotate it toward you and then lift upward to relieve the battery from its slot.
    • Grabbing the top edge of the battery, rotate it toward you and then lift upward to relieve the battery from its slot.

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  6. With the battery removed, remove both black plastic covers with a plastic opening tool. Unscrew both 7.5 mm screws from the tabs, using a PH1 screw driver.  Using a plastic opening tool, pry off both covers. With the battery removed, remove both black plastic covers with a plastic opening tool. Unscrew both 7.5 mm screws from the tabs, using a PH1 screw driver.  Using a plastic opening tool, pry off both covers. With the battery removed, remove both black plastic covers with a plastic opening tool. Unscrew both 7.5 mm screws from the tabs, using a PH1 screw driver.  Using a plastic opening tool, pry off both covers.
    • With the battery removed, remove both black plastic covers with a plastic opening tool. Unscrew both 7.5 mm screws from the tabs, using a PH1 screw driver. Using a plastic opening tool, pry off both covers.

  7. Remove all 16 of the 3.5 mm screws with a PH1 screwdriver and pry/slide the CD drive out of laptop. Remove all 16 of the 3.5 mm screws with a PH1 screwdriver and pry/slide the CD drive out of laptop. Remove all 16 of the 3.5 mm screws with a PH1 screwdriver and pry/slide the CD drive out of laptop.
    • Remove all 16 of the 3.5 mm screws with a PH1 screwdriver and pry/slide the CD drive out of laptop.

  8. With the CD drive removed, unscrew the two 2mm silver screws with a PH00. These can strip easily, so take your time removing.
    • With the CD drive removed, unscrew the two 2mm silver screws with a PH00.

    • These can strip easily, so take your time removing.

  9. Using a plastic opening tool, begin to pry edge of case away from the laptop. Work around the edges until all sides, except back, are open. Using a plastic opening tool, begin to pry edge of case away from the laptop. Work around the edges until all sides, except back, are open. Using a plastic opening tool, begin to pry edge of case away from the laptop. Work around the edges until all sides, except back, are open.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to pry edge of case away from the laptop. Work around the edges until all sides, except back, are open.

  10. On the back side of the laptop, where the battery is, there are 12 black plastic clips. Use a plastic opening tool and pry all of these clips, unlatching them from the case. Once clips are free, open the laptop. Rotating the case off, around the hinges, works best to remove the case. Once clips are free, open the laptop. Rotating the case off, around the hinges, works best to remove the case.
    • On the back side of the laptop, where the battery is, there are 12 black plastic clips. Use a plastic opening tool and pry all of these clips, unlatching them from the case.

    • Once clips are free, open the laptop. Rotating the case off, around the hinges, works best to remove the case.

  11. Locate the hard drive and lift up to  give better access to the connector. Locate the hard drive and lift up to  give better access to the connector. Locate the hard drive and lift up to  give better access to the connector.
    • Locate the hard drive and lift up to give better access to the connector.

  12. Using a plastic opening tool or spudger, pry open the white tab to release connector. Using a plastic opening tool or spudger, pry open the white tab to release connector. Using a plastic opening tool or spudger, pry open the white tab to release connector.
    • Using a plastic opening tool or spudger, pry open the white tab to release connector.

  13. Hard drive is good to go and can now be removed. Hard drive is good to go and can now be removed.
    • Hard drive is good to go and can now be removed.

Conclusion

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

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