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I want to fit bigger hard drive to my ibm 380ed

As question above but i can't figure how to get to the hard drive any help apprcitated

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Hard Drive Installation Instructions:

  • 1. Turn the notebook upside-down.
  • 2. Remove the battery pack.
  • 3. Remove the 8 Phillips screws on the bottom half of the notebook.
  • 4. Turn the notebook right-side-up.
  • 5. Raise the LCD.
  • 6. Remove the top half completely off of the notebook. Remove the 3 keyboard cables from the motherboard and set the top half of the notebook aside.
  • 7. Remove the top Phillips screw from behind the LCD right hinge.
  • 8. Remove the Phillips screw that is located above the parallel port.
  • 9. Remove the CD/Floppy disk and flip it out of the way (you don't have to remove its cables).
  • 10. Slide the hard drive out of the notebook.
  • 11. Remove the bracket from the old hard drive and install it onto the new hard drive.
  • 12. Slide the new hard drive into the notebook, making sure that it is firmly connected.
  • 13. Place the CD/Floppy disk back.
  • 14. Place back the Phillips screws that were removed in STEP# 9 and STEP# 8.
  • 15. Take the top half of the notebook and place back its 3 keybaord cables to the motherboard.
  • 16. Snap the top half of the notebook down and make sure that it is firmly in place.
  • 17. Close the LCD.
  • 18. Turn the notebook upside-down.
  • 19. Place back the 8 Phillips screws that were removed in STEP# 3.
  • 20. Place the battery pack back.

  • Enjoy!

    Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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