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Hard Drive Replacement

I Would like to install a larger HD and do not have the original manual to physically locate the hard drive - Where is it?

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There are normally 2 panels underneath the notebook, you need to remove one or the other, normally the right hand side and then remove a protection plate and you will see the hard drive located in a metal sleeve holder, althogh you may need to remove the battery and the heatsink fan to get at the hard disk cradle. Simply slide the cradle away from the motherboard and the HDD should slide out.

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My lappy hard disk is giving status that hard disk failure try to install in other location. then i connected it to my pc to take backup

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You probably need to give more details. If it's a replacement drive, did you reinstall Windows from a CD? Did you copy from the original hd? It's simple enough to remove the two cables from the original drive, physically remove and replace the drive, and hook up the new drive. But then you'd need to boot to a Windows CD in the CD/DVD player to format and install Windows, if that's what you're attempting to do.

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To restore system software from the Recovery discs:
1 Insert the Recovery disc #1 into the CD or DVD drive.
2 Restart the computer, then press and hold
R when prompted to display the restore process options. The
Options menu appears.
3 Select a restore process option:
- Press R to boot from the hard drive recovery partition
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- Press F to format the hard drive and perform a full system
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Needs to be larger

What needs to be larger ?????
If you need a larger hard drive other hardware might need to be upgraded to cope with the bigger hard drive although newer computers should be able to cope with a bigger hard drive.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Remove the power lead from the power in put on the computer
remove the side panels on on our computer you will see 4 screws 2 either side unscrew these
then remove the electrical lead and the sata lead remembering where these are located slide the hard drive out then put your new sata hard drive in placing the leads back to there original position then tighten the screws (do not overtighten)
Install a WD Hard Drive in Your Desktop
You Tube video install a second ide hard drive

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HDD replacement for Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114

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The error indicates that the hard disk requires replacement. To my understanding, a 40GB Hard Drive was originally installed which you can replace with a larger capacity. Any brand/model actually would do as long the physical dimensions and fittings/connectors are identical.

Replacing the hard drive of course would mean that you have to reinstall your OS and all of your applications. This would be easy if the laptop originally came with recovery CDs. Should they not be available, any OEM installer of your original OS would serve the purpose. Drivers and appropriate software/utilities are downloadable here.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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