MSI GT62VR Disassembly and RAM, HDD, SSD upgrade guide


Tech Specs:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Display Panel: 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), IPS level panel
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 + Intel GMA HD 530
Memory: 16GB, 2x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, 2 of 4 slots free, up to 64 GB
Hard Drive: 128GB SSD + 1000GB Hard Drive(7200rpm, 2.5″, SATA3)
Soundcard: Realtek ALC899 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH – High Definition Audio Controller
Wireless: Killer 1435 Wireless Network Adapter, Bluetooth 4.1
Battery: 75.24 Wh, 5225 mAh Lithium-Ion, 14.4V, 8 cells
Webcam: Webcam: FHD (1080p @30 fps)

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First of all, we need to remove the service cover to access the battery, SSD, RAM, and other internal components.
Remove all screws securing the service cover.
Note: there are two screws are covered by fragile stickers, if you remove the cover by yourself, you will void the warranty.

Lift up and remove the service cover.
Under the cover, you can access the battery, hard drive, SSD, speaker, cooling fan and two spare RAM slots.

The laptop features a Toshiba THNSNJ128G8NY 128GB M.2 SSD.

Remove two screws securing the hard drive module.
Lift up the scotch tape and slide to the left. You can remove the hard drive module.
The GT62VR comes with an HGST 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive.

Here’re two spare RAM slots, you can upgrade the RAM pretty easy.

Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.
Remove all screws securing the battery.

14.4V, 5225mAh, 75.24Wh Li-ion battery, MSI model: BTY-L78

Killer Wireless-AC 1435 + BT4.1 (M.2 2230, NGFF E/A Key), it supports 802.11ac Wave2, 2T2R MU-MIMO, Transmit Beamforming, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1


Remove the middle frame.

Now remove all screws securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables connecting to the motherboard.

With the motherboard removed, you can get access to the touchpad and keyboard.

Here’s MSI GT62VR motherboard.

On the back side of the motherboard, you can access two 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM and CMOS battery.

Kingston 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM

Here’s NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 graphics card


  1. Michael, thank you very much for this disassembly guide. It is very useful for me cause I want to change the 2 x 8 GB RAMs on the other side of the motherboard. However, do you have this guide also as a video which you could upload to YouTube? I’m still struggling at the steps before and after removing the frame.


  2. Is there any way I can remove the keyboard to get access to the two populated RAM slots without taking motherboard out?

  3. Hi- Is the CMOS battery just stuck on with an adhesive pad? Was it loose when you took the motherboard out? I think mine just happened to come free and is rattling around- driving me nuts. Noise is in close proximity to the subwoofer. Not looking forward to a teardown, any recommendations on securing it a bit better?

    • I will answer my own question for others- yes the battery was only connected via an adhesive pad, yes it was loose when I removed mobo, and a better quality adhesive pad has worked out nicely so far.

  4. Is it possible to fit a samsung evo 850 2.5 case into where the The MSI GT62VR features a Toshiba THNSNJ128G8NY 128GB M.2 SSD. is ?

  5. M2 drives look like a memory chip. You can upgrade the mechanical drive with the 850. The m2 can be upgraded to a larger m2 drive just make sure it can run as a boot drive etc..

  6. AFAIK you will not void the warranty if you break the warranty sticker. Only if you do any kind of damage inside the laptop, that’s when you cannot count on any free warranty repair.

  7. can you make a guide on how to change the entire keyboard? I need to be sure on how to fix it myself before buying a replacement part.

    • This laptop is no longer in our office. It is more complicated to replace the keyboard. You need to remove all the parts that cover the keyboard, including the battery, motherboard, etc. It is recommended that you go to the repair shop.

  8. Question, if I wanted to re-thermal paste the laptop, can it be done from step 2 without disassembling any more than taking off the back cover and unscrewing the heat sinks?


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