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Introduction

Solid state drives are known to fail occasionally, but this doesn't mean you have to do away with your laptop entirely. Replacing a bad drive is as simple as removing the battery and a single screw. Failure can be caused by heat, voltage fluctuation, and age.

  1. Ensure your computer is completely OFF before starting this guide.
    • Ensure your computer is completely OFF before starting this guide.

    • Remove the ten 3.3 mm T5 screws from the base cover.

  2. Slide an opening tool between the base and back cover and work your way around the entire device to release the back cover.
    • Slide an opening tool between the base and back cover and work your way around the entire device to release the back cover.

  3. Lift and remove the back cover.
    • Lift and remove the back cover.

  4. Remove the four 3.5 mm screws around the battery using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 3.5 mm screws around the battery using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  5. Disconnect the battery by pulling its cable away from the hinge with a pair of tweezers or your fingers.
    • Disconnect the battery by pulling its cable away from the hinge with a pair of tweezers or your fingers.

  6. Gently lift and remove the battery.
    • Gently lift and remove the battery.

  7. Remove the one JIS 1 screw holding the solid state drive in place.
    • Remove the one JIS 1 screw holding the solid state drive in place.

  8. Gently pull the solid state drive out and up to remove it from the connector.
    • Gently pull the solid state drive out and up to remove it from the connector.

Conclusion

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

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No need to remove battery. No need for tweezers.

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