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I like to replace old hard disk

Can you tell me how to access the hard disk on my laptop

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There are panel/covers on the base or near the bottom edge of most laptops these enclose the RAM and hard drive. Remove these screws and covers to reveal the hard drive and possibly the hard drive carrier.
Before you attempt this I suggest to login to the Sony WEB site and download the drivers for the graphics and sound device including modem and LAN if you don't already have them and back up your data. You will need these drivers when you install a new and larger hard disk and the operating system.

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