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How do i access the hard drive on Sony Vaio VGC LS-25E?

I need to replace the hard drive on a Sony Vaio VGC LS-25E "All in One" PC - not sure if have to take the whole back panel off of not. I can't find any info in the manual on where the drive actually is. I'm assuming this is the same design as the other VGS-LS models that are out there so if anybody knows how to access the drives on thoes I'd appreciate any info.

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  • garyjen Mar 11, 2009

    I too am not sure how the inside back panel comes off after removing 3 sets of screws (about 18 of them). Still seems to not free up and am afraid to force it. Anyone out there done one of these before? gjensen@esmv.org

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Remove the screws for the mount as well and take it off from there the back will just pull right up

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Same problem with my VGC-JS160J -- hard drive and back panel.
Not expecting much of an answer, seeing how it's over 4 years later, but has anyone figured out how to remove the back panel? I've removed at least 18 screws -- 14 visible from the outside -- and still, the panel sticks in the middle, right above the prop leg/stand. I've yet to remove the prop, as it seems a bit touchy, but am reluctant to try Sony for repairs.
All I need to do is replace the HD; why must it be so hard?!

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It doesn't look like Sony wants us to open these things up to do our own upgrades. I can't even find references to upgrades. At this point, I think you might have to contact Sony tech support. Personally, I can't imagine it's any more difficult than upgrading a laptop though.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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