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

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

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

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

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

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