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Hard drive removal and installation - ThinkPad R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R51e, R52

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To remove and replace the hard drive follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the system; then disconnect the ac adapter and all cables from the system.
  2. Close the system display, and turn the system over.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Remove the screw that secures the hard drive.
    Remove the screw
  5. Open the system display; then stand the system on its side and remove the hard drive by pulling the cover away from the system.
    Remove the hard drive
  6. Detach the cover from the hard drive.
    Detach the cover
  7. Attach the cover to a new hard drive.
  8. Insert the hard drive and its cover into the hard drive bay; then firmly install them.

  9. Close the system display, and turn the system over so that its bottom side is up.
  10. Reinstall the screw.
  11. Reinstall the battery.
  12. Turn the system over again. Connect the ac adapter and cables to the system.
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-53176
  • Document ID: PD012066
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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