MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro Disassembly and RAM, HDD, SSD upgrade options


In this guide, I will disassemble an MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro. I will remove the bottom cover, battery and motherboard, my target is upgraded the HDD, SSD, and RAM.

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1. Removing the bottom cover

Remove all screws securing the bottom cover with a screwdriver.

2. Removing the battery

Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard and take out the battery.

3. Removing the hard drive

Disconnect the SATA cable from the motherboard.
Remove the hard drive module from its slot.
The laptop comes with a 1TB Seagate 5400RPM hard drive.

Here’s HGST 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. I will install it on the laptop.

4. Removing the motherboard

On the back of the motherboard, you can get access to the RAM, SSD, cooling fan and heat sink.

Under the motherboard, you can access the backlit keyboard.

5. Removing the SSD

Remove one screw and take it out of its slot.
The laptop comes with a Samsung MZ-VLW5120 PM961 PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. If necessary, you can upgrade to 1TB high-speed SSD.

6. Removing the RAM

Separate two clips, you can remove the RAM.
The MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro comes with two 8GB DDR4 2400 RAMs, according to the MSI website information, the laptop support up to 32GB RAM, so you can remove the RAM and replace it by 16GB RAM.


  1. nice but you didn’t show screw locations to take out the motherboard. I would suggest one more photo displaying screw or bracket locations before the motherboard will come out. if there are no screws you should have that in the text instructions.

  2. Followed instructions and upgraded just the two RAM cards to 16GB each. Reassembled motherboard, battery, case and now laptop flatly refuses to even _begin_ to power on. Reinstalled original RAM cards, same result. Double-checked battery connection and motherboard cables to no avail; even tried with power cable plugged in. Nothing else changed or modified aside from RAM. I’m out of ideas, please help.
    Is there a secret cable I unplugged by accident and didn’t notice on reassembly? Did I feed the onboard gremlin after midnight? Anything I may have messed up that is interrupting the power?

    Thanks in advance, whoever answers this.

    • I know this is extremely late and you’ve probably already figured this out, but just for anyone else who stumbles across this, after taking out the battery and putting it back in the gs63vr will not boot until you connect it to the charger. Only once its connected will it power on.


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