Hard disk drive removal and installation - ThinkPad T30


  • Do not drop or apply any shock to the hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD is sensitive to physical shock. Incorrect handling can cause damage and permanent loss of data.
  • Before removing the HDD, make a backup copy of all the information on the drive if possible.
  • Never remove the drive while the system is operating or is in suspend mode.
  • The is HDD attached to the cover.

Replacing the HDD

  1. Turn off the computer and then disconnect the AC adapter and all cables from the computer.
  2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
  3. Remove the battery.
    Note: Click here for instructions on how to remove the battery pack.

  4. Remove the screw that secures the HDD.
    remove screw

  5. Open the computer display; then stand the computer on its side and remove the HDD by pulling the cover away from the computer.
    remove hard disk drive

  6. Detach the cover from the HDD.
    detach cover

  7. Attach the cover to a new HDD.
    reinstall hard disk drive

  8. Insert the HDD and its cover into the HDD bay and then firmly install them.
  9. Turn the computer over so that its bottom side is up. Reinstall the screw.
    Note: You can replace the screw with a security screw to prevent the HDD from being removed easily.
  10. Reinstall the battery.
  11. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac adapter and cables to the computer.

Click here to go to the hard disk drive removal movie.

Click here to go to the hard disk drive installation movie.


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