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Removing hard drive

How do I remove and replace a hard drive on my laptop.

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Hmm well your question is pretty generic... it really depends on the laptop... some have 1 drive, some have 2, some are easy 2 screws, some require pry tools

in general, get the service manual if it's available, as it will have detailed drawings and procedures...

If no manual is available, check the underside of the laptop for icons next to the screws, the harddrive icon could be a little harddrive, or it could be a "can" or a couple of stacked "cans"

Otherwise it might just have unmarked screws or an unmarked access panel, if so, just remove whatever, and take the hard drive out, then put it in.

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Hi Pawlou, I understand that you want to know how to replace the hard drive on your laptop. I suggest you to please follow the below link for pictorial representation.

I am sure you will be able to replace the hard drive following the above link as it consists for pictures for your better understanding.

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Step 1 - Remove Screws Flip the entire laptop over and remove the battery.617_bottom.jpg
There are a total of 4 screws you need to remove as depicted in the red circles.617_unscrew.jpg
Begin removing one at a time.617_unscrew2.jpg Step 2 - Removing the Keyboard After you remove the four screws from the bottom chassis, flip the laptop over and take a look at the keyboard area.
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Push it inwards with your screw driver or finger. 617_keyboard2.jpg
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Step 3 - Removing the Palmrest Looking inside, you will need to remove three screws as depicted in the red circles below.617_unscrewhandrest.jpg Next, gently slide the entire palm rest chassis towards you.617_handrestremove.jpg Before you lift the palm rest, notice the delicate ribbon cable on the underside. Then lift it upwards, flipping it over. Be careful not to rip the ribbon cable that's connected!617_handsetremoved.jpgYou now have access to the hard drive!
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Enter the BIOS by pushing on F2 key during the VAIO boot screen. Ensure the proper hard drive is listed in the BIOS. 617_biosscreen.jpg
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