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Remove hard drive

How do you take the computer a part to get at the hard drive. we have removed evry screw we can find.

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  • johnpage1 Dec 26, 2008

    I have a T30 IBM laptop I want to remove the hARD DRIVE AND REPLACE IT WITH ANOTHER I TOOK OUT ALL THE SCREWS and don't see how to get it out. Help


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For a T30 Laptop remove the single recessed screw nearest both edges of the bottom, front, left. Near the RAM cover plate.
Remove the battery
Open the LCD screen
Gently pull the bezel assembly with the 3 round audio jacks.

The IBM/Lenova site has a service manual you can download.
Ref    t30enstg_67p4720.pdf 

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