Monday, July 11, 2011

How To Remove And Replace Your Laptop Hard Drive

This is a photo guide to assist you to remove and replace your laptop hard drive. In the photos here we are working on a current model Toshiba but the procedure will be similar on most laptops.
Firstly, locate the hard drive bay and remove the cover screw.
Remove the bay cover to reveal the HDD.
Gently disconnect the hard disk from its connector as shown.
Check to ensure the connector pins haven't been bent, if they have carefully bend them back into line with a small flat bladed screwdriver.
Remove the 4 screws from the harddrive bracket and take out the drive.

To replace your laptop hard drive simply reverse the steps shown above. 

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