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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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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.


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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.


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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.
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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
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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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