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Look on the bottom for a couple icons that look like a 50 gallon barrel. this is the hard drive access door. its typically 3-4 screws to open the door. you will see the hard drive its 3.5" wide by approx 4" long. with connectors on only one end. lift the drive out and gently pull the connectors off . presto hard drive in hand. i welcome your comments.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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    Trevor Groves Aug 27, 2010

    please note. power off, and take battery out before opening any laptop covers

  • Trevor Groves
    Trevor Groves Aug 28, 2010

    Did find the hard drive cover?
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