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This guide is to assist in the removal and replacement of the Solid State Drive (SSD) of the Acer C720 Chromebook. Before beginning, be sure the device is completely drained, as it is dangerous to work on the device internals while the device is running. Also, remember to handle the device internals with care, as they are fragile and can be broken.

  1. WARNING: Make sure your device is turned off before proceeding. If you proceed with the device on, the device may be damaged Remove the thirteen 6mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Using the blue plastic case opener, unlatch the back of the case to expose the motherboard and other components.
    • WARNING: Make sure your device is turned off before proceeding. If you proceed with the device on, the device may be damaged

    • Remove the thirteen 6mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Using the blue plastic case opener, unlatch the back of the case to expose the motherboard and other components.

  2. Remove the single 3mm screw holding the SSD with the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the single 3mm screw holding the SSD with the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the single 3mm screw holding the SSD with the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the single 3mm screw holding the SSD with the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  3. Gently remove the SSD from the motherboard. Gently remove the SSD from the motherboard.
    • Gently remove the SSD from the motherboard.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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When you’re looking for a replacement drive, its socket is for a B-keyed m.2 2242 (22m x 42m). I haven’t actually found any just-B-keyed on the market, so you’ll probably end up getting B+M keyed (like the stock drive).

Another guide which goes further into recovering the OS to the new drive is here: https://www.androidcentral.com/how-upgra...

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