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Hard drive removal and installation - ThinkPad T61

  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. Remove the screw that secures the hard drive.
    Remove the screw

  5. Remove the cover; then remove the hard drive by pulling out the tab.
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  6. Detach the side rubber rails from the hard drive.
    Detach the side rubber rails

  7. Attach the side rubber rails to a new hard drive.
    Attach the side rubber rails

  8. Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay; then press it firmly into place.
    Insert the hard drive

  9. Reinstall the cover of the bay, and reinstall the screw.
    reinstall cover

  10. Reinstall the battery.
  11. Turn the computer over again. Connect the AC adapter and the cables to the computer.
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