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Where is the hard drive located in sony vaio vgn-nr430e/s

I can't find out where the hard drive is located on this machine. Anyone know?

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  • Anrev Feb 22, 2009

    This is the sony vaio vgn-nr430e/s



    there is only one panel on the back and it has the memory in it....no other panels that i can tell.....

  • Anrev Feb 23, 2009

    Hi thanks for all the replies!



    There is no sign of a hardrive anywhere...I checked under the keybourd...I am assuming I will have to take the whole machine apart to find it.....silly:(

  • John Miller Jr May 11, 2010

    Laptop, make and model please...

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You Do have to take the machine apart I have the same computer and there are about 15 or so screws on bottem and be gentle when taking apart the hard drive will be in the inside to the left you have to unscrew a little sound bourd at verry end of hard drive to be able to slide it out and on the other end there are two more screws holding it in as well Good luck.

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You have to remove the base part of the laptop by removing all the screws including the little ones under the cd when the dvdrw is removed. and the ones under battery and there is one under the ram cover then the base comes off easily. just then remove the caddy locking screws one at the front and one and back
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Http://office.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/sony/sony_vaio_notebook.html

check this sony vaio manual

you will able to figure out where is harddrive located

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Hi there
Underneath the laptop you will find some panels with screws in them, 1 is for the memory, 1 is for the hard drive and so on, the laptop HDD will look similar to this >>>>> Where is the hard drive located in sony vaio vgn-n - b1923bb.jpeg.
They are pretty easy to replace once you are familiar with them.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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    Lee Hodgson Feb 22, 2009

    If its not underneath the laptop, have a look at the front and sides for hidden panels with screws, it will no doubt be hidden at the side, if you still can't find the hard drive it may be underneath the keyboard

    Good luck

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Feb 23, 2009

    hi there
    its underneath the keyboard, under the metal grill, like this >> locate and remove the screws that holds the metal plate in place, then you should be left with something like this>>>> be careful when you have removed the screws because the sata cable is very fragile.

    Good luck


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