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How do i replace a hardrive in an HP laptop computer. gives warning when boots up.

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    Chip May 11, 2010

    All depends on what laptop you have. Look on the bottom of the case, there will be a model number, give that number please.

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Put laptop upsite down and you wil find a part thad are closed withe x screws 15 cm by 8 cm you can open it and take out the hd and replace it for a new one
if you buy a new one look out for the dimensions there are 2 diferend hight for the disk otherwise you can not close the plastic with the scews look also for the type idee or sata it are markt on disk you can also take a bigger disk insted of 80 gb take a 200 gb
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