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The VAIO VGN-T350 is a notebook computer designed and
distributed by Sony.
The hard drive on your Sony VAIO VGN-T350, which is the unit
that stores data, consists of many clusters of data that can be rewritten with
If you are looking for a memory capacity upgrade, or if your
old hard drive is having errors, it's time for an upgrade.
Upgrading the hard drive on your Sony VAIO will require the
use of a screwdriver and will take you about 30 minutes to complete.
Turn off your Sony VAIO VGN-T350 and remove the power cord and any other
Turn over your Sony VAIO VGN-T350 and locate the hard drive
chamber on the bottom of your laptop. It will be clearly labeled.
Use the screwdriver to remove the screw holding the lid in
Gently lift the hard drive and its cage away from your
laptop and disconnect the data cord.
Remove the four screws located at the corners, and then
remove your old hard drive from its cage.
Place your new internal laptop hard drive into the cage and
replace the screws.
Connect the data cord to your new hard drive and place your
new hard drive into its chamber.
Close the lid and replace the screw to complete the
operation. http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_1.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_GvaMunas Sony Vaio Hard Drive Replacement This might not be your specific laptop it might give you
an insight into the hard drive installation.
Well, the recovery disks won't allow you to go to your present system. The recovery disks are designed to put everything back the way it was when you bought the computer, minus all your applications and data. If it's your data that you need then a reputable repair service like mine can slave your hard drive to another system and recover all your data (not applications), provided the hard drive has not electronically or mechanically malfunctioned. Again, a reputable repair person can tell you the status of the hard drive.
turn the laptop upside down ...remove a partial plastic cover attached by a screw on its edge ( there is a small sign showing the hard drive usually) after taking the cover of plastic away the hard disk is visible . pull it gently aside (sideway)
and replace it with the new one.
Possible hard disk failure or hard disk controller failure.
if you feel confident remove the hard disk and replace - obviosuly make sure that there is not power running and remove the battery - replace hard disk then battery then power and try again.
Do you get any beeps? is the hard disk clicking? listen carefully to it and post your findings.