Question about HP Pavilion DV6449US Notebook
How to remove old hard drive
HP Support > HP Pavilion dv6449us Notebook PC > Main Support page,
In the list click on - Manuals
In the list scroll down. Click on the blue -
HP Pavilion dv6000 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the above file name it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.
This is because the file is downloading in the background, and will not show until fully downloaded.
Go to Page 123, using the PDF file page number box at top, and the Down Arrow.
You can put your mouse cursor in the PDF file page number box.
The box to the Right of the Down Arrow.
Left-click one time. Anything in the box is now highlighted in Blue.
Type the page number you want.
Press the Enter key ]
ALL power is removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
Once you remove the two Philips head screws from the Harddrive Compartment Cover, and remove the cover; you are instructed to remove the harddrive, using the Mylar plastic 'tab'.
A Note of Caution!!
On the opposite side of the Mylar tab are the contact pins.
Pull the harddrive using the Mylar tab, to the Outside edge of the case. Still sitting FLAT.
Now ease the harddrive up at an angle, raising it up on the Mylar tab; BUT at a slight angle just enough so the harddrive clears the case, and you can pull it out.
IF, you lift the harddrive straight up, you will bend the contact pins, and believe me; you do Not want to do that.
Do you have the Restoration Disk, or a Full Installation disk of Windows?
I recommend getting the Restoration Disk, if you do not have the above.
In the US the disk is free. The shipping and handling is not.
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.
Call 800-474-6836, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Have the Serial Number written down, to give to the nice representative.
This is on the Bottom of the laptop, in a white Service Tag.
S/N = Serial Number
For other countries use HP Support Worldwide, for the contact number,
Has the basic Windows files.
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