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How to replacy its harddrive

Recently, my girl friend's laptop started crashing and complaining about its hard drive. Before going for a purchase, I want to make sure there is a practical way to replacing it. Thanks.

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It is pretty easy to replace a lappy's hard drive.. ensure you get the right one... Then it is simply matter of releasing & removing the Hard Drive from the laptop and then simply "Plug In" the New HD. After this it must be "Formatted" "Partitioned" and have the "Operating System" installed.. ya good to go. A service manual would also help.. I think I have found one below..

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