Looking 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.