This guide will demonstrate how to replace the hard drive for the Dell Inspiron 15-7559. This may be necessary if your laptop frequently crashes or if you're having issues booting it.


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  1. Turn off the computer.
    • Turn off the computer.

    • Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

      • Failure to turn off the device and disconnect the cable could lead to personal injury or device damage.

    • Flip the computer upside down.

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  2. Remove the captive screw located on the top section of the back panel, using a Philips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the captive screw located on the top section of the back panel, using a Philips #1 screwdriver.

      • Keep in mind that the screw cannot be fully removed from the panel, even when fully loosened.

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    • Use the blue, plastic opening tool to gently pry a section of the back panel open.

    • Next slide the opening tool around the back panel to disconnect the connecting pins.

    • After the pins have been disconnected the back panel can then be easily lifted off the computer.

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    • Locate the hard drive on the bottom right side of the laptop.

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    • Unscrew the 4 x 2.5mm x 5mm screws, using the Philips #1 screwdriver.

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    • Using your hands, raise the hard drive far enough to disconnect the cables attached to it.

    • Using your hand grab the black portion connecting the cables to the battery and disconnect it.

      • Do not pull on the cables directly. This would risk damaging them or tearing them from the device.

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

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Is there a step related to removing the hard drive mount? I believe that you’ll need the mount in order to screw a new drive into the system.

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