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Hard disk crashed

Removed the screws on the casing but can not get the cover off to remove/replace the hard drive. any thoughts?

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I think it maybe mounted through to top of your laptop under the keyboard, for instructions on how to remove keyboard and sometimes the HDD is held in a carrier. click below

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