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How can I remove the hard drive from a Sony VAIO PCG-F305?

As screen hinges and ribbon cable have broken on my Sony VAIO PCG-F305, I want to remove its hard drive to get at my files using another computer with external H/D unit, but how do I get into the Sony?

I have removed all screws adjacent to an arrow symbol plus the 2 sets of 3 screws at each end of the back of the base unit, but still cannot split the base away to gain access to the H/D.

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Remove the keyboard also,there's usually some more screws under the keyboard.

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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