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Remove har drive

I need to remove the hard drive from my Sony VPCSE190X. Upon removing the cover I see a ribbon running over the top which appears to be glued on but can removed. Do I remove the ribbon then remove the hard drive and snap it into place then replace the ribbon on top? Is the ribbon important? I have been unable to find a solution to this issue. Thank you.

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    Irma Gonzalez Feb 16, 2014

    It turns out the ribbon is a vital part of the hard drive connection. It is an mSATA 1.8" as opposed to 2.5" also very rare to locate.



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It is used to pullout the harddisk no problem if you pulled out .if placed means easy to pull out thats it.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014

Testimonial: "You mean it's not connected to an important part of the computer? It appears to be connected that's why I didn't want to touch it. Thank you! I can post a picture if you are not familiar with the model. I appreciate your kind assistance. My older VGN model didn't have the ribbon and I could easily snap it out. This looked important so had me worried."

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    Irma Gonzalez Feb 16, 2014

    It turns out the ribbon is a vital part of the hard drive connection. As this model has an mSATA 1.18" as opposed to the SATA 2.5". It is easily removed, however locating the correct hard drive is near impossible. I as quoted $1,400 from Sony. Fortunately, I located my extended warranty and it will be replaced on their dime. Thank you for the help. Micro SATAs are different from regular SATA drives. This particular model was made by Samsung on a limited bases only for the VPCSE190 model. It is no longer made. Those found on the internet are used and highly priced.



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This is a complicated process and I advise you to be very cautious and carefully organize all screws and cables that you unplug in a clean and undisturbed area. Pay keen attention as to where cables are unplugged from so you can plug them in when hard drive is inserted. I must say proceed at your own risk because it might get frustrating if you are not careful and organized. First, turn over the laptop and loose all 7 screws on the perimeter of the laptop. Loose one screw in the middle and 2 on both sides of the battery (total 10 screws). Remove the battery, there are two clips there holding the keyboard. Release those and remove the keyboard and unplug main keyboard data cable from motherboard. Unplug the power switch cable, and the touchpad cable from m/board. Unscrew 3 screws from under the keyboard to remove the top cover of laptop. When that is removed you will see the hard drive in the bottom right. There are 3 screws holding the hdd to the system and 4 holding the enclosure that needs to be removed. Unplug the sata cable and use it for new sata hard drive. I hope you have had the patience to do this as this is a job for a technician. If you have succeeded, congratulations.

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