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Hard drive removal and installation - 3000 V100, V200


  • Do not drop the drive or subject it to physical shocks. Put the drive on a material, such as soft cloth, that absorbs any physical shocks.
  • Do not apply pressure to the cover of the drive.
  • Do not touch the connector.
  • The drive is very sensitive. Incorrect handling can cause damage and permanent loss of data on the hard drive.
  • Before removing the hard drive, make a backup copy of all the information on the hard drive, and then turn the computer off.
  • Never remove the drive while the system is operating, in standby mode, or in hibernation mode.

To replace the hard drive, do the following:

  1. Turn off the computer; 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.
  4. Loosen the screws [1], and remove the cover [2].
    Loosen the screws and remove the cover.

  5. Disconnect the hard drive, and remove it by pulling out the tab [3].
    Disconnect the hard drive and then pull the tab to remove it.

  6. Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay [1]; then install it firmly into the place.
    Insert the hard drive and firmly connect it.

  7. Reinstall the cover by aligning the front side of the cover first (2), and closing the cover (3). Then tighten the two screws (4). .
    Attach the cover and insert the screws.

  8. Remove the battery.
  9. Turn the computer over again. Connect the AC adapter and cables to the computer.
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-64746
  • Document ID: PD010963
  • Last Updated :26 Mar 2014
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