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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 T500, W500

      Hard disk drive (HDD) removal and installation

      • 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.

      For access, remove this FRU:

      Please perform the following steps as shown in the pictures below.

      Hard disk drive (HDD) removal step 1

      StepScrew (quantity)ColorTorque
      1Hard disk drive screw, nylon-coated (1)Black0.189 Nm(1.85 kgfcm)

      Hard disk drive (HDD) removal step 2, 3 and 4.

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


      Hard disk drive (HDD) rubber rails removal and installation

      Hard Disk Drive (HDD)rubber rails removal 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.


      Solid State Drive (SSD) and storage converter removal

      Solid State Drive (SSD) and storage converter removal step 5 and 6

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      • Alias ID: MIGR-71259
      • Document ID: PD003201
      • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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