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JVC XV841 Hard Drive Upgrade

I am trying to upgrade the hard drive in the above model laptop but cannot get the case open to do so. Please would you help with the procedure?

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  • rtpoole Jan 28, 2008

    I still need to be able to physically open the laptop case in order to install the new hard drive!

  • Bayji Mar 22, 2008

    I have the same notebook computer and would like to change my harddrive also. I did not see your answer to the original question. Also, will a HITACHI 2.5" 200gb 0A50940 sata 7200rpm work in this notebook?



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Hey, I had to replace the drive in mine, It's not too hard. Remove all the screws from the bottom of the case. Snap out the keyboard there are little snaps at the top of the esc & delete key use a small flat balde screwdriver. Then use a credit card around the edges of the main body to help snap it apart. Remove the top half, remove the silver speaker cover. Take out all of the screws holding the motherboard down. Remove the motherboard, The hard drive is under it. A note the ribbon cables are very very sensitive be careful when messing with them you don't want to tear them it will ruin your day ;-)

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008


    I took these photos for myself to show others how hard it is to change the hard drive in these things so I apologize for not having more detailed step by step pictures, But if you read my previous post & look at these pictures it's not too to figure out. Note the tape to hold down the screws so they won't go missing while I waited for my new hard drive from newegg.

    Removing Keyboard & Speaker Cover

    Keyboard & Speaker Cover Removed

    Top Half Removed, Showing Motherboard

    Top Half

    Top Half DVD-Rom & Bottom Half

    Finished, Back Together - Photo from when I sold it on eBay to get a better laptop



I own/created the site and the method, along with pictures, are all there - memory upgrades too.
Please feel free to take a look.
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Posted on May 15, 2008

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    WAS a great site but taken down now the way back when does have a grab of this site u might find usefull

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You can find the method on I have a 160GB drive in mine now.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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    SATA drives will not work in this laptop.


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If i am not mistaking this is a built in drive thats not changable but you can use a external hard drive from the usb or fire wire port , i will try and look into this more , but i am almost possitive it is a onboard attached HD Chipset.

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

  • ayacus Sep 12, 2010

    Can you tell me a type/item/brand name, number of that HD? I want to make sure I buy something that is fully compatible with my JVC...


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The BIOS needs to be updated every few years when technology changes to accommodate the operation of new parts.
The update is normally obtained from the maker of the computer, or in the case of a non-brand computer, from the maker of the motherboard or sometimes the BIOS maker itself.
The BIOS contains all the technical information about key components of the computer like disk drives, keyboards and display settings. It also keeps track of the date and time.
In recent years some computers required BIOS updates to make them better operate with plug and play features built into Windows. BIOS updates were also required to accommodate larger hard drives.
The BIOS updates are generally downloadable from your motherboard's or computer's websites. You'll have to do some detective work to figure out what brand and model of motherboard is in the system that you have to update. If you bought your PC from a small shop, a manual for the motherboard is usually included with the system's documentation.
Once downloaded to your hard drive, run the update program and you may be prompted to create a floppy disk, which can then be used to update the BIOS.
However some newer programs will do a BIOS upodate without the need to create a floppy disk. You just the run the update and the BIOS is updated after a reboot.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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