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10-04-2015, 09:47 AM

I'm trying to remove SSD from my g551jw. I opened plastic lid (which had 2 screws on the botom of laptop). On the left I see HHD -> wireless -> RAMS. But i can't find where is SSD plugged. Is it possible that it is on the very right side under the plastic cover? If so, can somebody give me tips or tutorial, how to remove the whole plastic cover from the back? I've unscrewed all the screws but couldnt find a gentle way to open it(I don't want to break anything). Thanks

10-04-2015, 12:47 PM
hope this helps

10-24-2015, 04:40 PM
Thanks for reply, but I managed to open that much myself. But open the link you posted and look at the bottom photo: green line shows where SSD is stored(on the right side) and i can't access it... Any idea how to open whole plastic cover? :(

10-24-2015, 04:50 PM
eli maybe someone in this thread can help u looks like u have to take the whole unit apart

10-24-2015, 05:55 PM
eli if u decide to pry open the unit don't use screw driver or any metal object , use a credit card in the case seems . 2 credit cards make it easier

10-29-2015, 07:40 AM
Use Credit Card

11-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Thanks for info guys. I've nearly opened it up with credit cards but for some reason couldn't get the top to open. I have attached a photo showing which parts didn't open. Felt like something is still holding it even thought all of the screws were undone. Any ideas?

11-06-2015, 04:35 AM
Just found this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE6jwXI4myo) maybe this will help you.

11-06-2015, 04:47 PM
In all the videos I've found including yours I couldn't find exactly same model as g551jw. All those videos have thinner models and it looks so easy to open it, but in my case I wasn't able to do it. Maybe anyone has pictures or a video of opening g551jw or some thoughts what I'm doing wrong.
1) I removed all the visible screws from the back of laptop
2) With plastic card I tried to open laptop, but as shown above in the picture(red circles), I wasn't able to loosen the parts near monitor and I didn't want to use force.
Any help will be appreciated, Thanks.

11-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Look under any rubber pad perhaps there will be screw

11-07-2015, 04:52 PM
Just checked it, didn't see any screws