How To Remove Or Replace Your Laptop’s Hard Drive

Here is a simple guide on how to remove or replace a traditional Windows laptop's hard drive. Please note this guide will not work for all laptop models (most of them will work however) and it will NOT work for any unibody Macbook or Macbook Pro models. Leave any questions you may have in the comments below!

Step #1: Grab the laptop & a Phillips head screwdriver


Step #2: Locate the two (in some models only one) screws with the cylinder symbol next to them

step 2

Step #3: Unscrew both screws carefully as you do not want to strip them


Step #4: Once these screws are removed, gently slide the hard drive out of the chassis

step 3

Step #5: You now have removed your laptop's hard drive successfully


If you need to replace the hard drive, complete steps 3-4 in reverse order.