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How do i get my laptop apart to put in a new hard drive?

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Here is a picture of the hard drive caddy itself. http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-GATEWAY-SOLO-2500-LAPTOP-HARD-DRIVE-CADDY-ADEAL_W0QQitemZ6863173195QQcmdZViewItem

You see that hole in it towards the front?. If you look underneath the laptop you should see a tray that looks like that with a screw in it. Just take the screw out and the whole caddy should slide right out.

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