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Hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) removal and installation - ThinkPad T420, T420i


  • Do not drop the drive or apply any physical shock to it. The drive is sensitive to physical shock. Improper handling can cause damage and permanent loss of data.
  • Before removing the drive, have the user make a backup copy of all the information on it if possible.
  • Never remove the drive while the system is operating or is in suspend mode.


Hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) removal and installation.

For access, remove this FRU:

Note: Loosen the screw [1], but do not remove it.

Please perform the following steps as shown in the pictures below.


Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque
1 Capture screw (1) Black 0.181 Nm (1.85 kgfcm)


For HDD and HDD rubber rails (9.5mm):


For HDD and HDD rubber rails (7.0mm) :


For SSD and spacers:


When installing: Make sure that the SSD connector or HDD connector is attached firmly.

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  • Alias ID: MIGR-76800
  • Document ID: PD008474
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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