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Sony VPCSE190x remove hard drive

I have a Sony Vaio VPCSE190x laptop and want to remove the hard drive to replace it. Upon removing the cover I notice a ribbon on the top and to the side. My other laptop did not have this. My question, do I unglued the ribbon slap out the har drive and input the new one then try and put the ribbon back on? I previously owned a VGN model which was easy snap in and out without a ribbon attached to it. I have bee unable to get support from Sony or online.

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usually there are screws coming upward from the bottom to remove the keyboard,then you have to remove the palmrest which the touchpad is integrated into. 

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Well, it's not good news. Official word from Sony:

Knowledge Article C309925...

Can the notebook hard drive be upgraded or replaced

Hard drive upgrades in the notebook computer are not supported.

NOTES:

* Some notebook computer have instructions for warranty replacement of the hard drive by an end user.
* Although third-party upgrades may be available for some models, they are not supported.
* If the hard drive needs service, repair should be done by an authorized Sony service center.
* External hard drives may be attached if the appropriate connections are available.
....

This basically means complete disassembly of the laptop is required to get at the hard drive. Not that it can't be done. Just that it'll be a major pain in the .... you know.

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