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  • michael748 May 01, 2010

    I am working on a Sony laptop model PCG-7133L with a bootup problem. I want to replace the hard drive and try a new install. I think it is a sata drive which I have a spare of. I need to know how to access the hard drive to replace it. Where did anyone get the idea this is a barcode reader?

  • michael748 May 01, 2010

    Does a barcode scanner have a hard drive? I thought my last inquiry was quite clear. I have a sony laptop computer model PCG-7133L that I need to replace the hard drive in. Can anyone advise me as to how to open the case to access the hard drive? I have a very anxious customer who needs this computer to finish their school project. HELP!

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It depends on the contents of the disk. Are there installed windows and personal data on that disk?

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    Stelios May 01, 2010

    OK sorry for my asking about the data etc. Since all you need is the part of the hardware, turn the laptop upside down and locate at the diagonal side of the cd/dvd rom a square cover with 4 screw at the corners. Unscrew the screws and open the cover to find the hard disk. This has to be SATA 160 or 200Gb.

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Hi Michael!
Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
PC or Mac?
Do you know if you have a SATA hard drive or IDE drive?

Regards,
Pelu.

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    Ran Kedar May 01, 2010

    Hi again.
    I wish you'd let me answer you before rejecting my help...

    Anyways, use the instruction in this manual to replace the HDD.
    Though intended to another model, the procedure is the same on your model!

    BTW, you've mistakenly categorized this question as "Barcode Scanners"-related (I guess it's the default option if you don't choose any other)... I just asked you general questions to know what we need to handle.

    Good luck,
    Pelu.


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    Ran Kedar May 01, 2010

    P.S.: For more Sony manuals/service manuals look here!

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