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How to remove a bad hard drive on a 3300 laptop?

Hi, I have a 3300 Series laptop, and the hard drive went bad. I purchased a replacement drive online, but when I went to replace the old one I realized that I had no information about that on the manual, and I can't find any schematics online for this laptop. I'm hoping someone can give me step-by-step instructions, or perhaps an illustrated page that shows how to open the machine and how to get to the hard drive on that particular model. If not that, maybe someone has the schematic that shows how the machine is assembled. Thank you so much!

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  • Gerald Iragorri May 18, 2007

    Hey Bogdan,

    Thanks so much for your reply. I actually found someone's step-by-step process (with pictures) on how to open up the machine and getting to the hard drive cradle. I think I'm set. BUT, I'm no Guru so I'm going to keep you in mind should I have issues with this. Thanks again!

  • butthead99 Jan 30, 2008

    Please let me know how you replace the hard drive on the Veratec 3300 notebook computer!! THanks

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    need detailed info (with pics) on removing averatec (3200 series) hard drive

  • D-Nice8753 Jun 04, 2008

    I'm just trying to get to the hard drive so I can replace it on my 3300 series laptop


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Hello man, You may contact me on the live chat option on this site and I will gladelly assist. I may need to ask you to take some photos of your laptop and send them to me. This would be the safest way to have the job done.

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