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Removing the hard drive

I need to transfer files from my a1240n hard drive to my Vista and can't seem to reach the screws underneath to release the hard drive. Is there another way?

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Yes..you have to open up the chassis, and remove the skins around it to access those screws..

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Toshiba disk drive mk6028gal


The hard disk drive (HDD) in your Toshiba laptop is the component that holds all the files and folders you use.
If you are running out of room on the hard disk drive because of all the programs you have installed, it may be time to replace it with a new one that has a larger capacity.
Replacing the hard disk drive on a Toshiba laptop is a fairly straightforward and simple process, as you only need to remove one other component to be able to reach the hard drive.

Save a backup copy of any file or program that you will need from the original hard disk drive to an external device such as a CD-RW or USB flash drive.
Shut down the Toshiba laptop's operating system completely.
Disconnect the power cable if it was plugged in and then close the top screen lid.
Flip the entire unit over so that the bottom end of the laptop case is facing towards you.

Hold down the release latch for the Toshiba laptop's battery.
Slide the laptop battery out of the case and then put it aside.
Locate the screw at the upper-left corner of the case that holds the CD or DVD drive into place.
Remove the screw and set it aside. Grab the edge of the CD or DVD drive and then pull it away from the Toshiba laptop case. Set the drive aside.
Remove the four screws holding the large square plastic cover over the hard disk drive at the lower left end of the laptop case.
Lift the square plastic cover off the laptop case and set it aside so that you can see the metal plate that covers the hard disk drive.
Take out the screws holding the metal plate in place.
Lift the metal plate out of the case and set it aside.
Remove the two screws at the top edge of the hard disk drive and then the two screws at the bottom edge of the hard disk drive.
Disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard by sliding it out towards you.
Lift the hard disk drive out of the case and set it aside.
Push the new hard drive into the open slot and then reconnect the four screws.
Set the metal plate back on top of the new hard disk drive and then attach its screws.
Put the plastic cover on and reattach the cover's screws.
Slide the CD or DVD drive back into its port and then reconnect the screw.
Put the battery back into the Toshiba laptop.
Turn the laptop over and open up the screen.
Power the computer on. Insert the recovery disk that came with the Toshiba laptop into the CD or DVD drive.
Follow the operating system installation instructions that will appear on the screen.
Transfer the backup copies of the files you saved earlier from the external device to the new hard drive.

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Where is the hard drive located in a HP a1240n? The one that is obvious is not the same hook up as another HP. I want to take the HD out of the a1240n and put in in the other HP.


Hi,

The hard drive is located underneath the optical drives behind the front panel of the desktop.

Face the computer away from you and then take off the right hand side panel to reveal the motherboard and the other internal components you will see the optical drive(s) on the front right inside the case and the hard drive bay will be under the optical bays.


Regards.

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Instructions for installing a toshiba hard drive MK103GAS in a Sony Vaio laptop


Step 1 - Remove Screws Flip the entire laptop over and remove the battery.617_bottom.jpg
There are a total of 4 screws you need to remove as depicted in the red circles.617_unscrew.jpg
Begin removing one at a time.617_unscrew2.jpg Step 2 - Removing the Keyboard After you remove the four screws from the bottom chassis, flip the laptop over and take a look at the keyboard area.
Now look carefully at the top corners of the keyboard, there is a tiny little button that you need to push in order to release the keyboard. 617_keyboard1.jpg
Push it inwards with your screw driver or finger. 617_keyboard2.jpg
Push both the release keys while pulling the entire keyboard towards you. 617_keyboard3.jpg
Gently lift up the keyboard towards you, while flipping it over. 617_keyboard4.jpg
The keyboard has been removed!
Step 3 - Removing the Palmrest Looking inside, you will need to remove three screws as depicted in the red circles below.617_unscrewhandrest.jpg Next, gently slide the entire palm rest chassis towards you.617_handrestremove.jpg Before you lift the palm rest, notice the delicate ribbon cable on the underside. Then lift it upwards, flipping it over. Be careful not to rip the ribbon cable that's connected!617_handsetremoved.jpgYou now have access to the hard drive!
Step 4 - Removing the Hard Drive Remove three screws from the cage holding the hard drive as depicted below in the red circles.617_unscrewthree.jpg Next, gently remove the SATA cable from the hard drive. It may require a bit of effort to pull the SATA cable from the hard drive, just try to be gentle. Note that there is tape over the SATA cable underneath the hard drive making the SATA cable more difficult to pull out.617_removesata.jpg
Be careful in this step not to rip the ribbon.
617_hardriveremoved.jpg
The hard drive is now removed!
The next step is to just remove the stock hard drive from its cage be removing the screws on the edges and replace it with the hard drive of your choice. Carefully screw it all back in place, slide the keyboard back in and power on your system! 617_hardrives.jpg
Replacing Toshiba 120GB hard drive 5400RPM with Seagate 100GB 7200RPM 2.5? Hard Drive.
Enter the BIOS by pushing on F2 key during the VAIO boot screen. Ensure the proper hard drive is listed in the BIOS. 617_biosscreen.jpg
Insert your Windows XP or Recovery DVD disc to begin installing the operating system!

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