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Replace hard drive in sony vaio all in one PC

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  • valentino489 Sep 30, 2009


    The HD is 500G.

    The primary HD is bad. I need to replace it. The second HD is easily accessible; however, I don't know how to access the primary HD.

    Can you assist?

  • valentino489 Sep 30, 2009

    I have completed 3 system recoveries. The HD is bad. I need to change it. Do you have an idea how I can locate the Hard Drive in the system??



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According to the specifications available online, your Computer is shipped with the following Hard Drive specification:

Hard Drive:
Capacity: 320GB
Speed: 7200rpm
Interface: Serial ATA

NOTE: Sony does not recommend to replace the Internal Hard drive of the Computer by the End User.

However, you may replace the Hard Drive with the same type and size as the pre-installed one.

Also as this Computer is the All-in-One PC means it is like Notebook/Laptop Computer. I suggest that you contact any of your favorite Hardware retailers to check the available options to replace/upgrade the Hard drive of the Computer.

If you want to replace the Hard Drive by own then I suggest that you refer the User Guide of the Computer at page # 126 to 131 for the instruction and information to upgrade/replace the Hard drive in the Computer.

Check this link to download the User Guide of the Computer.

I hope this information will help you.

Please provide the exact issue you are experiencing if you any need further assistance.

Good Bye!!!!!!!

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

  • Mitesh Kr Anand Sep 30, 2009

    Sure, What is the exact model # of the Computer?

    Are you getting any error message while accessing the Primary Hard Drive? If yes, then what is the exact error message?

    But first I suggest you that you first check in the BIOS whether the Hard Drives are listed.

    If the Hard Drive is not listed in the BIOS then the Hard Drive is bad or got damaged and it requires service to repair/replace the Hard Drive to resolve the issue.

    To access the BIOS follow these steps:

    1. Please restart the Computer and press the F2 key when the Sony logo appears to access the BIOS.

    2. Check whether the Hard Drives are listed in the BIOS menu.

    If yes, then reset the BIOS to default as follows:
    In the BIOS Setup Utility window, press the RIGHT ARROW key until the Exit menu is selected.

    On the Exit menu, press the DOWN ARROW key until Load Setup Defaults is selected.

    Press the ENTER key.

    In the Setup Confirmation dialog box, press the ENTER key.

    In the BIOS Setup Utility window, on the Exit menu, press the UP ARROW key until Exit Saving Changes is selected.
    Press the ENTER key.
    In the Setup Confirmation dialog box, press the ENTER key.

    After resetting the BIOS to default, if the issue persists then try performing the System Recovery.

    Performing System Recovery will erase all the data from the Computer and will restore the Computer back to its factory settings. This will reinstall the preinstalled Operating System, Applications and the original Drivers.

    Check this link for the steps to perform the System Recovery:

    Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mitesh Kr Anand Sep 30, 2009

    If you want to replace the Hard Drive by own then I suggest that you refer the User Guide of the Computer at page # 126 to 131 for the instruction and information to replace the Hard Drive in the Computer.

    Check this link to download the User Guide of the Computer.

    NOTE: The original Sony limited warranty covers your VAIO for a period of twelve months from the original date of purchase including parts and labor. If the Computer is under warranty then you can also contact Sony Service Center to replace the Hard drive under warranty.



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