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How to replace the hard drive

I bought a new hard drive and i dont know how to put it in my new computer.

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    i bought a bigger hard drive and i need to know how to put it in my laptop?

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First lets get the basics out of the way, did you buy a 2.5" laptop harddrive? Good if you did.

Unplug your laptop, turn it over, remove the battery, find the harddrive cover.

In most dells its on the side
example: http://www.buildorbuy.net/images/laptop_pics/3remove_screws.jpg

if its on the side like that, remove the screws and in most laptops you have to pull it up to unlock it, now pull it out. some laptops might have a simple pull it out system, you didnt say witch one you have so i cant be sure.

If the hdd is not on the side then its on the bottom
example: http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaM205/dismantle/big/Toshiba-Portege-M205-02.jpg

you need to remove the old harddrive from the slot, remove the hdd cradle.

install the new harddrive in the cradle plug it in. put the screws back on.

Your done.

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