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Asus ROG Strix X570-I Mini ITX Motherboard M.2 SSD Replacement

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    • Remove the front panel.

    • This may involve one or two thumb screws depending on your case.

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    • Detach the PSU cable from your graphics card.

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    • Unscrew the back panel screws to release the graphics card.

    • Release the PCIe switch.

    • Be careful when using a tool as you can damage the motherboard if the tool slips.

    • Take the graphics card out vertically.

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    • Unscrew the heat-sink screws.

    • Remove the heat-sink vertically.

    • It is important to remove it vertically as there are pins on the right side that must not be bent.

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    • Unscrew the small screw holding the SSD.

    • Remove the SSD at an angle.

    • Be careful to avoid grabbing the SSD from its circuit.

    • Insert a new SSD at a 30-40 degree angle.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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