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Introducción

You can install hard drives up to 12.5mm thick.

  1. Locate the battery release tab on the underside of the G4. Slide the battery release tab to the left and lift the battery out of the computer.
    • Locate the battery release tab on the underside of the G4.

    • Slide the battery release tab to the left and lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. Remove the seven T8 Torx screws from the lower case. Using your thumbs, slide the lower case toward the front of the computer.
    • Remove the seven T8 Torx screws from the lower case.

    • Using your thumbs, slide the lower case toward the front of the computer.

    • The lower case may stick in the front on a tab just above the center of the optical drive. Be careful as you work the case off, or you may break the thin strip of plastic just above the drive.

    • Lift the lower case off.

  3. Disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board using a spudger or the tip of your finger.
    • Disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board using a spudger or the tip of your finger.

  4. To free the hard drive, remove the two T8 Torx screws from the right wall of the battery housing.
    • To free the hard drive, remove the two T8 Torx screws from the right wall of the battery housing.

  5. Remove the hard drive by lifting the left edge up and out of the computer.
    • Remove the hard drive by lifting the left edge up and out of the computer.

    • There are four rubber bumpers that fit over the hard drive screws. Ensure that these bumpers come out when you remove the hard drive.

  6. Your laptop should look approximately like this.
    • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

  7. Remove the two black plastic bumpers and two T8 Torx screws from the side of the hard drive.
    • Remove the two black plastic bumpers and two T8 Torx screws from the side of the hard drive.

  8. Grasp the orange ribbon cable and disconnect it from the hard drive. If the connector is tight, gently rock it from side to side.
    • Grasp the orange ribbon cable and disconnect it from the hard drive. If the connector is tight, gently rock it from side to side.

    • Be sure to pull evenly on both sides as uneven force may damage the hard drive pins and render your data inaccessible.

    • If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an OS X install guide to get you up and running.

Conclusión

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

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iRobot

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Easy to do; I have upgraded my Titanium 15 several times and it last ran from a 320gB HDD very successfully. Then it fell off my sofa just once too often... :-(

Oh well, after nine solid years of totally fault-free service (eat ya heart out Mr. Pee Cee!) it will be good for parts and may live on yet.

Shane - Contestar

Excellent instructions and illustrations

I’m an amateur, and this was easy. Proceeding very deliberately, it took me 30 minutes. If I had to do it again, probably 10 to 15.

Thank you

lgof - Contestar

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