All hard drive spare part kits include a hard drive bracket.
Before removing the hard drive, follow these steps:
Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and
then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
Remove the battery (see
Remove the hard drive:
Loosen the six black Phillips PM2.0×5.0 captive screws (1) that secure the hard drive bay cover to
Lift the rear edge of the hard drive bay cover (2), swing it forward, and remove the cover. The hard
drive bay cover is included in the Plastics Kit, spare part number 448171-001.
Loosen the Phillips PM2.5×12.0 screw (1) that secures each hard drive to the computer.
Disconnect the hard drives (2) from the system board by sliding the hard drives away from the hard
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