How to Replace a Hard Drive

Save your laptop—and your data

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Antistatic vacuum cleaner
  • Antistatic wristband
  • Antistatic mat
  • Jeweler's Phillips head screwdriver

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Can of compressed air
  • Can of refrigerant-based propellant cleaner
  • Hard drive