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This guide will teach you how to replace the hard drive in you MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro

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  1. Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged (not charging). With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place.
    • Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged (not charging).

    • With the laptop closed and upside down, unscrew the nineteen 5.5mm Phillips #1 screws that keep the back cover in place.

  2. Using your fingers, gently loosen the edges of all four sides of the back cover. Gently pull off the back cover.
    • Using your fingers, gently loosen the edges of all four sides of the back cover.

    • Gently pull off the back cover.

  3. Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure. Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure.
    • Unscrew the single 5.5mm Phillips #1 screw keeping the battery secure.

  4. Grab the battery with your fingers and gently pull it up and away from the rest of the laptop. Grab the battery with your fingers and gently pull it up and away from the rest of the laptop.
    • Grab the battery with your fingers and gently pull it up and away from the rest of the laptop.

  5. Remove the two 5.5mm screws with the Phillips #1 screwdriver. Remove the two 5.5mm screws with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the two 5.5mm screws with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  6. Gently pull out the hard drive by wiggling it from right to left with your hands until it is removed. Gently pull out the hard drive by wiggling it from right to left with your hands until it is removed.
    • Gently pull out the hard drive by wiggling it from right to left with your hands until it is removed.

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

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I have just bought an MSI GP72VR Laptop and I screwed up and got the model with only one drive, an SSD. It nagged at me that I didn't get the one with 2 drives. Well I happen to build my own desktops and had a spare 500GB Mushkin SSD hanging around and decided, what the heck. I came here and couldn't find the exact model but this is identical for what I want. I have never seen an access like this where you have to remove 19 screws. So I am very happy that this is on iFixit. I removed the screws and couldn't get the bottom removed as shown, I had to go to the other side and then it came off fairly easily. I used a butter knife for the initial pry and that worked well. They had sent the disk holder with the computer so I had no problem installing and I just set it up in Disk Manager. Tanmay, thank you very much for the assist, it is appreciated.

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