MSI GP62 Disassembly and RAM, HDD, SSD upgrade guide


In this guide, I will disassemble an MSI GP62. I will remove the bottom case, battery to upgrade the SSD, RAM and hard drive.

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CPU: Intel Core i7-5700HQ @ 2.7 GHz (up to 3.5 GHz)
RAM: 16GB (2 x 8GB) 1600 MHz DDR3L
Storage:1 x 128GB Toshiba HG6 M.2 SSD, 1 x Toshiba 1TB 5400 RPM SATA III 6.0Gbps HDD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
Connectivity: 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, SD card reader, 1 x Mini-DisplayPort v1.2, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x 3.5mm microphone input. 1 x 3.5mm audio output
Display: 15.6-inch WLED TN FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
Audio: Stereo speakers (two speakers per channel)
Networking: Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Power: 120W AC adapter, 6 cell42Wh battery (non-removable)
Optical drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUB0N
Dimensions: 38.8 x 26 x 3 cm
Weight: 2.3 kg

Remove all screws from the bottom case.
Remove one screw securing the optical drive. Slide the drive to the left and pull it out of the laptop.

Here’re new SSD, RAM and optical drive.

With the bottom case removed, you can get access to the battery, hard drive, RAM, SSD, CMOS battery, wireless card, speaker, cooling fan and motherboard.

Here’re Intel processor heatsink and cooling fan.

Here are graphics card heatsink and cooling fan.

The MSI GP62 comes with a 128GB M.2 SSD and 8GB RAM.
I will remove the 128GB SSD and upgrade it to 256GB SSD.

Remove one screw securing the SSD.

Take it out of its M.2 slot.

Install the new 256GB SS to the M.2 slot.

Install the new 8GB RAM to the spare RAM slot.
The MSI GP62 support up to 32GB RAM.


  1. Hi
    great tutorial
    I have some questions, first, why they build non-removable battery? it’s a huge device, its charge and discharge is not like cellphone that happen once every 2 or 3 days, it discharge faster and the battery will be useless after sometime because as you know charging will kill it gradually so why??
    Second, ok now you put the stupid battery inside/ is there a software to detach the battery usage will I’m using cord and it’s plugged in?? because I don’t want to use a full charged battery for hours when it’s also plugged in and I’m watching a movie for example.. it kills the battery, right? so, is there a software or key to detach battery while plugged in?
    Thank you


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