Choose Your Product
No Product SelectedSelect Product
Hard disk drive removal and installation - ThinkPad A20m/p, A21m/p, A22m/p

This document contains instructions for removing and installing the hard disk drive on your A20 or A21 ThinkPad computer.

Removing the hard disk drive

  1. Remove battery pack
  2. Remove the coin screw by rotating it counter clockwise as indicated by 1 in the illustration below.
  3. Pull the head of connector of the hard disk drive to remove the drive as indicated by 2 in the illustration below.
    removal of security screw and drive.
    Screw (quantity)

    Coin screw (1) or security screw (1)

    NOTE: Use a 2.5-mm Allen wrench to remove the security screw.
  4. Remove hard disk drive from connector.
    removal of connector

Installing the hard disk drive

  1. Insert the new hard disk drive into the bay. Make sure you connect the drive firmly.
  2. Reinstall the screw.
  3. Turn the computer right-side up, and power it on.



Purchase parts online

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

Country Availability
Document ID : PD011961
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-4NJRRF
Last Updated :
Copyright © Lenovo 2013, all rights reserved
Was this page helpful to you?YesNo

Select Task
Drivers & Software  
Guides & Manuals  
Diagnose & Fix  
Warranty & Services  

Support Help Index
Warranty Lookup
Product Detail
Technical Specifications - PSREF
Driver Matrix
KnowledgeBase Featured Articles
Community KnowledgeBase
Community Forums
Lenovo EMC
Windows 8 Support