Introduction

This guide will show how to replace the SSD.

Start by flipping the device over so that you see the screws.
  • Start by flipping the device over so that you see the screws.

  • Remove 7 Torx T5 short screws.

  • Remove 3 Torx T5 long screws.

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  • starting from the USB port use your opening tool to gently pry up the case.

    • Make sure you are prying on the cover itself, not the metal shield around the USB port.

  • Pry along the laptop in the orders the arrows show.

    • Do NOT pry along the top side, or you risk damaging the casing. Stay with the arrows.

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  • Lift the case from the bottom side. NOT the side with the hinges.

    • When you feel resistance, do NOT keep lifting or you will damage the housing.

  • Once you feel resistance, gently pull the case towards you. (away from the hinges.)

  • Remove the case.

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  • This is the battery. For guides that are for other parts, the battery is removed for the reason of it being a pain to connect or disconnect while screwed in.

    • Be careful not to short anything on the motherboard, as the battery cannot be disconnected before removal.

  • Remove 4 J1 Philips screws.

  • Remove 1 J1 philips screw

    • Do not mix these screws up, as if you put the longer screw where the shorter screw belongs, you will damage the shield around the keyboard.

  • slightly lift the battery using your plastic opening tool.

    • Do not lift the battery out all the way, as it is still connected to the motherboard.

    • Do NOT puncture or deform the battery or it may catch fire or even explode.

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  • Pull the battery towards you until the wire is accessible.

  • gently tug and wiggle on the wire until it pops out.

  • Remove the battery.

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  • This is the SSD

  • remove the warranty sticker

    • Removing the warranty sticker and placing it back after may still void your warranty.

  • Remove 1 J1 Screw holding the SSD Remove the screw holding the SSD.

    • Update! I removed the size due to a lot of people having issue with stripping the screw when using the suggested size. I will look at this again when I have time. sorry for the inconvenience this caused many of you. use what you think works best here.

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  • Slightly lift the rear of the SSD

    • If you lift too far you could damage the motherboard connector or the SSD.

  • Gently pull it out.

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Conclusion

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

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Your lucky to have a M.2 ssd. Also take those labels off if your going to have it serviced they may think you have opened it.

Padraic Hoselton - Réponse

Thanks @paperboypaddy. those labels were always on it. I do need it serviced now though.

Aiden Baker -

I was able to take off the battery. But I stripped the screw for the ssd. It would not come out. I used what I thought was the correct screwdriver. Can any help me?

Thank you,

Alberto

Email: defdasm@yahoo.com

Alberto Loya - Réponse

Stripping the screw usually only happens if a] you’re using a screwdriver that’s the wrong size, or b] you aren’t applying sufficient pressure. You may be able to remove the screw by using some fine/needlenose pliers, but I’d urge caution in doing so, and you might want to take this somewhere to have it done professionally if you’re at all uncomfortable doing so safely. Once you’ve loosened it, remove it by hand if possible.

Also, I’d recommend you replace the screw while you have the case apart. It is most likely a metric, m2 (as in, m1, m2, m3, etc. unrelated to the M.2 SSD form factor) x 3mm long, though the length may vary by about 0.5mm. You can sometimes find these at local hardware stores like Ace or a locally-owned non-Ace store. Larger hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes (in the US) are less likely to carry metric screws that small.

OwThatHertz -

Steps 4-5 appear to be unnecessary for this upgrade unless you’re disconnecting the battery for safety reasons. Is that why they’re present?

OwThatHertz - Réponse

Thank you for the help. I would say it was option B. It was a stupid mistake on my part.

The guide easy enough to follow.

Alberto Loya -

I am going to give this a try.

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One of the options I would avoid at all costs.

Alberto Loya -

Sorry about the stripped screw everyone. I made a temporary fix to the guide until it I have time to fix it permanently. @defdasm @owthathertz

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