ASUS X555LA Laptop HDD Upgrade/Teardown guide

Has anyone replaced the HDD in the ASUS X555LA Laptop before? I can't figure out how to get into it to upgrade the HDD to an SSD. Does anyone know of any tear down guide?

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I found some good videos on YouTube. just look up the model everything is there. And keep track of the screw differences...

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i have just changed my harddrive to a ssd and it so easy take all screw out of back but make sure you take note in were they go as there diffrent sizes then when all screws are out take a spudger and start were the cd drive is and gently prise keyboard off but please be carfull as when you have keybord off there 2 cables connected and need to unlock them carefully

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do you just need to remove all the screws from the bottom panel and it will come off?

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I also have an x555la... it't the HI31103J model if that makes a difference. But any other tips for installing an ssd?

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Remove all screws from the bottom, but when you open it, it is more like taking off the top (where the keyboard is). A few ribbon connectors will also need to be detached to reach the hard drive, so do not pull too quickly. There are youtube videos that can easily be searched, on how to open an Asus F555, which is nearly identical. Also take note that if your model is similar enough, then you may also need to remove a small PC board containing the USB connectors closest to where the hard drive is located, as some models actually use the two screws holding to PC board to also hold part of the hard drive tray. If you've ever opened a Dell laptop to replace a hard drive located under the keyboard or top shell, it is very similar.

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Remove all screws from the bottom, but when you open it, it is more like taking off the top (where the keyboard is). A few ribbon connectors will also need to be detached to reach the hard drive, so do not pull too quickly. There are youtube videos that can easily be searched, on how to open an Asus F555, which is nearly identical. Also take note that if your model is similar enough, then you may also need to remove a small PC board containing the USB connectors closest to where the hard drive is located, as some models actually use the two screws holding to PC board to also hold part of the hard drive tray. If you've ever opened a Dell laptop to replace a hard drive located under the keyboard or top shell, it is very similar.

I could not find any videos with the exact model Asus, but it is very similar to the F555: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1tupHjU...

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It is possible to install an SSD and to keep the HDD, to have both of them?

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Yes, but you will have to replace the Optical Disk Drive with an adapter to house the second drive such as this one https://www.amazon.com/Deyoung-Drive-Opt... . Just be sure to verify it fits your model.

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