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TaylorTech, Computer Repairer
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I want to replace the ssd card. My brother told me to remove

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I want to replace the ssd card. My brother told me to remove the battery before I do so.
Assistant: What's the brand and model of your computer? And the Operating System (OS)?
Customer: Asus q505u
Assistant: How long has this been going on with your computer? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have removed the back cover
Assistant: Anything else you want the Computer Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

Hi, my name is ***** ***** will be assisting you with your question today..

These situations are not easy to do blindly like this but im going to try to guide you.....

With the back cover off do you see the connector with red, white, yellow and black wires coming off the battery?

That is how you disconnect the battery,, it will disconnect on the BOARD side, not battery side

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I tried to lift the cover off on the keyboard side, but it just came off at the back.

Yes the back is where we need to be

Did you disconnect the battery as I explain above?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Okay. I can see the wires you describe

I do not know your technical background but be very gentle with that connector and avoid pulling the wires

I usually use my finger nails to gently pull it out

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Okay I did it

Once that has been carefully unplugged, we can begin the drive extraction

On the drive enclosure facing the battery you will see the long black connector, unplug that first

It should look like this

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Mine looks like that, but with that black wire in the top right of that image

Disconnect the connector from that enclosure then unscrew the 4 screw on the tabs on the OUTSIDE of the drive bay

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

Once you have done that you will be able to LIFT OUT the enclosure from the laptop

You can then unscrew the 4 retaining screws holding the drive cage to the drive itself

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Lifted it out. Working on four more screws

Top man, thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Got it. I'm just going to work backwards for here now to switch it out and put it back together, yes?

Thats correct, same exact steps in reverse order

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Brilliant. Thank you for your help!

Your very welcome, please dont forget to hook the battery up :-)

Ive had some customer forget that and put it ALL back together hahaha it is quite a scene

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