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Hard disk drive (HDD) cover, HDD, and HDD rubber rails or Solid State Drive (SSD) and storage converter removal and installation - ThinkPad R400, T400

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

  1. Remove battery.


  • Do not drop the hard disk drive or apply any physical shock to it. The hard disk 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.

Step 1

Step Screw (quantity) Color Torque
1 Hard disk drive screw (M3 x 3 mm), nylon-coated (1) Black 0.306 Nm(3.0 kgfcm)

Step 2 - 4

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

HDD and HDD rubber rails:

Step 5

When installing: The rubber rails on the hard disk drive must be attached to the replacement drive. Otherwise the drive cannot be installed properly.

SSD and storage converter:

SDD and storage converter

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  • Alias ID: MIGR-71479
  • Document ID: PD012974
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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