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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.

    Just for clarity, there are 8 screws to be removed, four that are always visible and four that are hidden under the outer ends of the rubber feet.

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  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.

    This is unnecessary. You need only open the tan cable release latch from either end of the cable, remove the cable from the socket, and move the cable out of the way.

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  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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