Hard disk drive removal and installation - ThinkPad R40/e
Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac adapter and all cables from the computer.
Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
Remove the battery.
Remove the screw that secures the hard disk drive.
Remove the hard disk drive by pulling the cover away from the computer.
Detach the cover from the hard disk drive.
Attach the cover to a new hard disk drive.
Insert the hard disk drive and its cover into the hard disk drive bay; then firmly install them.
Reinstall the screw. NOTE: You can replace the screw with a security screw to prevent the hard disk drive from being removed easily. The security screw may not be included in your ship group. You can, however, purchase the screw directly from NABS at www.nabsnet.com.
Reinstall the battery.
Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac adapter and cables to the computer.