5 Turn the computer over.
6 Slide and click the battery release latches.
7 Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
8 Turn the computer top-side up, open the display, and press the power
button to ground the system board.
9 Remove any installed cards from the ExpressCard slot (see "Removing an
ExpressCard or Blank" on page 81) and the 8-in-1 memory card reader (see
"Removing a Memory Card or Blank" on page 85).
If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot,
do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see "Turning Off Your
Computer" on page 141) before removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard
drive while the computer is on or in Sleep state.
Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard
battery release latch (2)
Adding and Replacing Parts