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How to get at the hard drive on sony vaio laptop VGN-SZ230P, I tried to undo all screws on the underside and cant pry it open the under cover , seems caught , afraid to break it are there any screws under the round black glued cushion padsthat I should look for ? is it a 3.5 or 2.5" drive? so i cna order the new one I found specs saying its 3.5 but my friend sys it cant be its too big for a laptop? many thanks pierre

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Visit the how to guide at
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2008/01/07/service-manuals-for-sony-vaio-laptops-notebooks/
and at
http://repair4laptop.org/disassembly_sony.html
they have easy instructions
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Sony indicates that the hard drive is not a user replaceable device on that model, so it appears that disassembly of the chassis is required to remove the hard drive. Information can be found here: http://laptoprepair.ca/news/11294/2.html There are a series of disassembly photos at the bottom of the page (Best info I could find) The HDD will be 2.5 inch (3.5 in drives are desktop) You can find replacement drives here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148310

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The VAIO VGN-T350 is a notebook computer designed and distributed by Sony.
The hard drive on your Sony VAIO VGN-T350, which is the unit that stores data, consists of many clusters of data that can be rewritten with new data.
If you are looking for a memory capacity upgrade, or if your old hard drive is having errors, it's time for an upgrade.
Upgrading the hard drive on your Sony VAIO will require the use of a screwdriver and will take you about 30 minutes to complete.

Turn off your Sony VAIO VGN-T350 and remove the power cord and any other peripheral components.
Turn over your Sony VAIO VGN-T350 and locate the hard drive chamber on the bottom of your laptop. It will be clearly labeled.

Use the screwdriver to remove the screw holding the lid in place.
Gently lift the hard drive and its cage away from your laptop and disconnect the data cord.
Remove the four screws located at the corners, and then remove your old hard drive from its cage.
Place your new internal laptop hard drive into the cage and replace the screws.
Connect the data cord to your new hard drive and place your new hard drive into its chamber.
Close the lid and replace the screw to complete the operation.
http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_1.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_GvaMunas
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This might not be your specific laptop it might give you an insight into the hard drive installation.

Ebay this hard drive should fit there are smaller capacity drives that will be compatible.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-500GB-Sata-Hard-Disk-Hdd-for-Sony-VAIO-PCG-3H2L-VGN-P530H-VGN-SR410J-B-/190882270487?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item2c71784d17

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Install Sony Notebook Control Driver for windows vista
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http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNSZ230PB&LOC=3
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I need the model number printed on the front of your case, VGN-N130G does not exsist on the sony web support page. http://support.vaio.sony.eu/computing/vaio/index.aspx?l=en_GB

Usually there is a cover under your laptop that is marked.
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http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2008/01/07/service-manuals-for-sony-vaio-laptops-notebooks/

search for your model
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Replacement of hard disk in Vaio VGN-A150


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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.
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