The purpose of this guide is to show how to properly remove the hard drive.
Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.
Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it.
Pull out the battery.
Flip the device upside down with the handle facing away from you.
Open the optical drive bay by sliding its latch to the right.
Locate optical drive release mechanism on the bottom of the laptop.
Slide the latch cover to the right.
Push the exposed switch to the left to eject the optical drive.