Introduction

Before starting this guide, make sure to back up all the computer data.

  1. Unplug and power off the laptop.
    • Unplug and power off the laptop.

      • If the battery is still connected to the laptop, remove the battery.

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  2. Flip over the laptop so that the back panel of the laptop is facing up.
    • Flip over the laptop so that the back panel of the laptop is facing up.

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    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the eight 6.5 mm Phillips #1 screws.

      • Only the four screws in the center are removable, the four along the edges are held in by rivets but can be loosened.

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    • Remove the back panel of the laptop.

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    • Connect a grounding cord to a metal interface on the laptop.

    • Ground the laptop to prevent static electricity from damaging the electrical components inside the laptop.

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    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 3.5mm Phillips #1 screw.

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    • Slide the bracket towards you to release it from the frame.

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    • Use the black tab to pull the hard drive up and out of the laptop.

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    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.5 Phillips #1 screws.

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    • Remove the hard drive from the bracket and install the new hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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