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Replacing Hard Drive in a Sony VAIO SZ330P/B

I need to know how I open up my Sony VAIO SZ330P/B so I can replace my hard drive. I'm pretty sure I'll need to remove the keyboard but I don't know how to do that on this Sony. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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  • PlanetSean Aug 10, 2008

    @TampaNative: Thanks for your idea but it's no good. I had already looked for an access door on the bottom. Nothing for the hard drive, only the memory and cmos battery. When the laptop is on and I am accessing the hard drive, I can hear it under the keyboard, sort of in the top left area which is why I am thinking I need to remove the keyboard.

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    Same problem. I want to change the hard drive. Please do not answer if you answer is turn the laptop and remove the easy access door where the hard drive is. there is no door. I know I have to remove the top of the laptop. I just dont know how.

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  • DmitryfEDDER Aug 11, 2008

    Yes, you need to remove keyboard. Follow this link.

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Turn your Vaio upside down and look for an easy access panel or release lever to remove the hard drive carriage. You will probably need a small Philip's screw driver to remove the carriage, but I don't think you need to remove the keyboard.

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