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Introducción

If the hard drive has broken or if you are planning on putting in an SSD hard drive, this guide will show you how.

  1. Make sure the laptop is shut down.
    • Make sure the laptop is shut down.

    • Flip the laptop upside down with the battery facing towards you.

  2. Place the pointed end of a spudger into the battery lock and slide it to the left until you hear the battery release.
    • Place the pointed end of a spudger into the battery lock and slide it to the left until you hear the battery release.

  3. Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.
    • Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.

  4. Remove all eighteen 8 mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove all eighteen 8 mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  5. Move around the edge with metal spudger and carefully pry apart the clips holding the keyboard in place. Be careful not to break the plastic clips and do not remove the keyboard yet. Be careful not to break the plastic clips and do not remove the keyboard yet.
    • Move around the edge with metal spudger and carefully pry apart the clips holding the keyboard in place.

    • Be careful not to break the plastic clips and do not remove the keyboard yet.

  6. Carefully detach the three ZIF ribbons connected to the motherboard by flipping up the white hinge. Lift up on the keyboard and the whole top should come right off, including the touchpad.
    • Carefully detach the three ZIF ribbons connected to the motherboard by flipping up the white hinge.

    • Lift up on the keyboard and the whole top should come right off, including the touchpad.

  7. Locate the hard drive in the metal casing.
    • Locate the hard drive in the metal casing.

  8. Remove these two 4 mm Phillips #1 screws.
    • Remove these two 4 mm Phillips #1 screws.

  9. Locate this ZIF ribbon and carefully flip the white top hinge up  and bend the ribbon over to the right side. Locate this ZIF ribbon and carefully flip the white top hinge up  and bend the ribbon over to the right side.
    • Locate this ZIF ribbon and carefully flip the white top hinge up and bend the ribbon over to the right side.

  10. Slide the hard drive to the right and gently lift it off of the laptop. Slide the hard drive to the right and gently lift it off of the laptop.
    • Slide the hard drive to the right and gently lift it off of the laptop.

  11. There is one screw on each side of the metal hard drive casing you remove. Slide the hard drive out of the metal casing.
    • There is one screw on each side of the metal hard drive casing you remove.

    • Slide the hard drive out of the metal casing.

Conclusión

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

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These are excellent clear instructions, well done and thank you

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Great directions. With visual ades too...nice.

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Thank you for the clear instructions, this is an excellent guide.

Toni-Marie Catchpaw - Contestar

Very helpful guide. Thanks for that! Only thing missing was a warning about where the plastic clips were around the body to make it easier to pop those without breaking the plastic tabs on some of them. Even that isn’t all that important really.

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