Use this guide to replace a dead hard drive.

  1. Use Latch on the left to unlock the battery
    • Use Latch on the left to unlock the battery

    • Use Latch on the right to eject the battery

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  2. Remove case screws
    • Remove case screws

      • Ten 8mm Phillips #1

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    • Use prying tool to remove optical drive

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    • Use Uspudger to remove left and right rubber feet

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    • Remove the screws located beneath both rubber feet.

      • Two 8mm Phillips #1

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    • Use the prying tool to remove the bottom case.

      • Careful to not damage the clips that hold the bottom case on.

      • I found it easier to start on the opposite side of the hinges.

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    • Remove screws securing the hard drive bracket

      • Three 3mm Phillips #0

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    • Use spudger to loosen the SATA connector then disconnect the cable and remove the hard drive.

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    • Remove bracket screws from the hard drive.

      • Four 3mm Phillips #1

      • Make sure, when reassembling, to orient the hard drive correctly in the brackets.

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

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