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How to replace Hard Drive in M2010 - Dell XPS M2010 Notebook

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  • kutch849 May 24, 2009

    Don't answer stupid things! (Think before you reply!)

    I'm asking how to replace the HD, I can't locate the HD. I open already on the back panel but it only shows RAM and Wireless cards and nothing else.

    Do I need to put details of the HD is the Physical Hardware? maybe some stupid answers again.....

  • kutch849 May 24, 2009

    Don't answer stupid things! (Think before you reply!)

    I'm asking
    how to replace the HD, I can't locate the HD. I open already on the
    back panel but it only shows RAM and Wireless cards and nothing else.

    Do I need to put details of the HD is the Physical Hardware? maybe some stupid answers again.....

  • Ozzie Rodriguez May 01, 2013

    just get the service manual from herehttp://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/e... to find out what you need to do i used it myself

  • Ozzie Rodriguez May 01, 2013

    You could get the service manual from dell

  • Ozzie Rodriguez May 01, 2013

    dell made the xps m2010 much more different than your average laptop the top where the buttons are comes off and the hard drive is right under the disk drivehttp://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/e...

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You could get the service manual from dell it shows how to remove and replace everything properly i my self had the same problem here is the link http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/04/Product/xps-m2010

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Check the sides and bottom of the notebook. Usually you will see 2 tiny bolts which hold the HD in place. Take those off and the HD slides out.

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    dell made the xps m2010 much more different than your average laptop the top where the buttons are comes off and the hard drive is right under the disk drive

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Just replace then format? if the os is in the old hd, install the os on the new hd then

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Ok. Here is the thing. I hope everybody sold their problem, but I will just post for others who may experience the same thing.

1st believe it or not : there is nothing wrong with motherboard, as when you press the power button, computer will shut down. with defective motherboard it will just continue running untill you will unplug it.

2nd believe it or not : it can not be battery issue or hard drive issue, because it does not make any scenes in any way. I have to agree that hard drive on the right is semi-correct answer.

REASON:

IT is video card that messing up everything. And it is located right under right hard drive. That's why when somebody removed hard drive he/she accidentally corrected the cooling system of video card , which returned M2010 to live.

CONFIRMATION:

1. First remove the top cover from the computer. There are 2 sides the plastic things. If you look at the back of your laptop you will see 2 small holes , one on every edge of the back. You stick something there it will loose the front cover.
2. unscrew all the screws hat have ">" or "<" signs next to them. there are something about 15-16 screws in total: this will allow you to open the cover under wich you can find the motherboard and stuff. When you open the cover pry to start the computer, and you will see that fans will not start even after 1-2 minutes after you hit the power button.
3. Remove the right hard drive and under it you will find screws A, B, C, D (silver) and also 1,2,3,4 (black) unscrew the black ones first, them remove video card with the cooling mechanism. now try to turn on the machine. you can see that after like 20-30 seconds fans start working which means that motherboard is fine and it was the video card that was giving problems.

SOLUTION:

1. I am not sure what causes the issue but I have fixed it this way:
uscrew silver screws and disconnect cooling part from the actual video card.

2. clean both, video card and cooling system not touching sky blue foam ICs. That staff is needed to cool the chips on the video card.

3. let them dry for an hour or so after cleening, than apply some Thermal compound, thermal paste and re assemble the video card with the cooling staff. (mek sure no screw is loose or something)

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if not then either you levae some liquid on the video card or screws are loose. try to play a bit with screws. but my personal suggestion is just to wait for a minute or two until video card gets hot and fixes liquid problems itself :)

Try it. It worked for me perfectly ...

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