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Hard disk drive or solid-state drive removal and installation - ThinkPad T430u

For access, remove these FRUs in order:

 

Attention:

  • 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 computer is operating or is in suspend mode.

 

Removal steps of hard disk drive or solid-state drive assembly - Please perform the following steps as shown in the pictures below.

Remove the screws [1] that secure the hard disk drive or solid-state drive assembly.

Step
Screw (quantity)
Color
Torque
[1] M2 × 5.0 mm, wafer-head, nylon-coated (4) Black 0.181 Nm(1.85 kgfcm)

 

Lift up the hard disk drive or solid-state drive assembly, and then detach the hard disk drive or solid-state drive assembly from the connector [2].

Note: Do not pull on the hard disk drive cable during removal because the other end of the cable could accidentally be pulled free from the connector on the main system board.

 

Removal steps of hard disk drive or solid-state drive bracket

Step
Screw (quantity)
Color
Torque
[1] M2 × 6.0 mm, flat-head, nylon-coated (4) Black 0.392 Nm (4.00 kgf-cm)