How do you remove a Hard Drive from a laptop?

how to remove HDD from laptop TitleLooking to upgrade your laptop, or fancy a new hard drive to boost your storage but don’t know how to remove your internal hard drive?

Well, swapping our your old HDD can be as simple as a few steps, giving your old laptop room for an upgrade or a quick fix.

In the video below we show you how to remove an internal hard drive from a laptop in a few easy steps, paving the way for you to either fix or upgrade you HDD.

Steps to remove a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) from a laptop:

First off a few warnings: 

-Each laptop will be laid out a little different so please check the manufacturer guide as to the design. 
-Make sure to clear that static before diving in!

-Your warranty may be voided by opening your laptop. Take your laptop to a specialist if you have any concerns.

Hard Drive Removal:

1- First off locate the hard drive bay, (usually a smallish rectangle shape on the back of the laptop)

2- Remove any affixing screws around the HDD bay. It’s important you get every screw as to not damage the laptop.

3- If your laptop has a caddy, remove any screws holding the actual HDD in place.

4- Gently pull or release the HDD from the bay. You will usually need to slide the HDD a little away from the connector pins (be careful to not damage the connector but it might need a little jiggle)

5- Take the HDD out of the bay, again watching for any connections. Keep the HDD safe if you’re using it again. 

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