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Re: hard disk crashed
I think it maybe mounted through to top of your laptop under the keyboard, for instructions on how to remove keyboard and sometimes the HDD is held in a carrier.
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Take off the top three screws for the extra hard disk cover.
Take off the stand
Loosen all the screws around the back case. There a many. The ones on the four corners will not come out and they are vey long and take many turns. You also need to loosen the screw that holds the extra hard disk holder in.
Gently pry the case off. There are clips on several places and they will pop loose just be careful not to break them.
Once you have done this the hard disk has three screws on a holder. One screw is easy to spot and the other two are at the bottom of the hard disk.
The hard disk with the holder slides out. There are four screws holding the drive.
It's easy. Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, turn the laptop over and remove the screws to the hard drive cover. Most times the cover will have 3 circular dics as the hard drive icon. Once the cover is removed then you can remove screws from the hard drive if there is any. The drive will either slide back then you pull up, or it might be the type that just pulls up.
Replace your drive with the same type of interface on the new drive (IDE or SATA).
You'll need a operating system disk to load your operating system back on the new drive, You'll also need to download drivers for your system from the manufacturers site. Once that is done, you will have the task of installing programs.
I never knew a computer came in All-In-One's. That's for Multifunction Printers. Anyway, if you're asking how to get to the hard drive it's simple.
If you're talking about a desktop, then you simply remove the outer case usually secured by 4 or less screws. Then you can remove the hard drive which might have screws or some type of bracket holding it in place.
If you're talking about a laptop in most cases you simply turn the laptop over and on the bottom look for a cover that has 3 or 4 circular disks on it. That's the hard drive. Remove the screws that is holding the cover, then you will see the drive. The drive might be secured by screws also and it might be inside of what is called a caddy which has screws. Remove all screws to get the drive.
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Remove the battery, switch cover, keyboard, and palm rest.
Remove the two silver 3mm P000 Phillips-head screws from the left side of the hard disk drive bracket.
Loosen the captive P1 Phillips-head screw on the right side of the hard disk drive bracket.
Use the black Mylar tab located on the
hard disk drive enclosure to slide the hard disk drive away from the
hard disk drive connector on the system board.
Remove the hard disk drive from the hard disk drive bay.
Place the hard disk drive in an electrostatic dissipating bag.
Hard Disk Drive replacement
1. Remove the hard disk drive from the electrostatic dissipating bag.
Place the hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay and align it with the hard disk drive connector on the system board.
Use the black Mylar tab located on
the hard disk drive enclosure to slide the hard disk drive securely onto
the system board connector.
Tighten the captive P1 Phillips-head screw on the right side of the hard disk drive bracket.
Replace the two silver 3mm P000 Phillips-head screws on the left side of the hard disk drive bracket.
You might have a hard drive crash, Meaning the hard drive needs to be changed out in it.
This happends over time,heat,AGE and all other sorts of occurances. Hard drives to not last! period! The only fix here is to have the hard drive replaced with new. Now in this model the hard drive should be on the bottem of the unit under a cover. you take a screw driver and open that hatch and take the hard drive out. You can bring that to a local best buy or computer shop and have a replacement put in Around $89-150 bucks depending on size you get and brand.
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One DOESN'T need a service manual to replace a hard drive!
You just need to open the case where the drive is. Usually a few screws that are obvious on a cover on the bottom of the units for most laptops. Some have only a couple screws then a carrier slides out.
There is usually a carrier that may require a couple more screws to remove and then up to four screws holding the drive to the carrier.
There often is an adapter plugged onto the drive which you have to transfer to the new drive in some cases.
Just go slow an keep the screws in little divided tray to make sure you put the right length back for each location.
Is there a hard disk installed inside the computer? try reconnecting it.
The motherboard, the hard drive, or the connector could be faulty in this case.
Remember to unplug and remove battery if you open the laptop, the hard drive is in most cases in the bottom under a cover with few screws or in some dells its on the side with few screws and comes out from the side instead from the bottom.
Usually the laptop hard disk is only reside in the side of the laptop. Sometime you need to remove the small cover first before you can see the screw. Look in the right side of the laptop or in the back but there is also laptop model that the hard disk is below of the keyboard.