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Toshiba a70-s256 how do i acess the hd to change it with a new one ?

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Turn the laptop upside down with the Battery facing you. In the middle of the case you will see a L shaped cover. The the RIGHT of this is another cover that is more square shape. Remove the 2 screws and then lift the cover. You will then see the hard-drive.

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

  • Austin Walters
    Austin Walters Aug 31, 2007

    Here is a picture for you - The cover is under where I have written "Hard Drive Cover"



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On the Toshiba A70 you should try holding down the fn key at lower left and pressing the F5 key which is the video transfer keyboard command for pretty much every Toshiba laptop. Otherwise, their little pictograms on the F keys almost always have a tiny representation of a laptop next to a monitor.

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Remove the battery.
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Here are replacement batteries that I found searching with Google.

According to Toshiba, there has been a battery recall for your specific model.
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Sony Battery Pack Recall Programs Document ID: 98082080 Posted Date: 10/10/06 Last Updated: 10/30/08 Operating System: N/A Category: Battery Distribution: Public
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