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Use this guide to replace the hard drive in your HP 17-bs049dx.

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  1. To remove the battery, simply push the tabs towards each other.
    • To remove the battery, simply push the tabs towards each other.

    • The battery will come out with force, be sure to keep anything fragile away from the laptop during this process.

  2. Remove the four screws (13.7mm) with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four screws (13.7mm) with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Be sure to lift all four rubber tabs to access screws (7.51mm) underneath.

    • Rubber tabs will require force to access screws.

  3. Use the Philips 0 screwdriver to unscrew the screws (7.51mm) that were underneath the battery.
    • Use the Philips 0 screwdriver to unscrew the screws (7.51mm) that were underneath the battery.

  4. Pull outwards on the disk reader to remove from main frame. This removal will require force.
    • Pull outwards on the disk reader to remove from main frame.

    • This removal will require force.

    • All screws must be removed before removing disk reader.

  5. Lift back panel to access internal components.
    • Lift back panel to access internal components.

    • You will need to use force to pry it open.

  6. Remove screw (7.51mm) on USB port with "Phillips 0 Screwdriver".
    • Remove screw (7.51mm) on USB port with "Phillips 0 Screwdriver".

    • Lift the USB port over and away from hard drive.

  7. Lift rubber black tabs located on the hard drive upwards. Disconnect hard drive from motherboard by pulling towards you.
    • Lift rubber black tabs located on the hard drive upwards.

    • Disconnect hard drive from motherboard by pulling towards you.

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

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This was SPOT ON! After searching high and low all over the fricken INTERWEBS for a decent manual, I landed here on your guide and am VERY thankful! KUDOS to you for sharing it!

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How much force am I required to put while lifting the back panel to access the internal components? I can go hulk on it but then I wouldn’t have a laptop later…

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