How To Change (Remove) A Hard Drive On A Laptop
How to change (remove) a hard drive on a laptop
Today we will talk about how to change (remove) the hard drive on a laptop. Since laptops are transported much more often than desktop computers, this negatively affects the longevity of “laptop” hard drives. Before changing the hard drive on a laptop, you need to make sure that it is really malfunctioning.
Checking a laptop hard drive
You can use the HD Tune Pro program to check your laptop’s hard drive. If the disk is faulty, then during the scan, damaged blocks (Damaget blocks) will be detected.
A large number of damaged blocks were found on the laptop’s hard drive
Attention! Before installing a new disk on a laptop, check it for errors. Be sure to check the hard drives if they are packed only in an antistatic bag.
Hitachi Hard Drive Packed in Antistatic Bag Only
Only install a hard drive if there is not a single damaged unit.
There are no damaged blocks on the hard disk
Checking the Hitachi hard drive using the HD Tune Pro program showed that there were no damaged blocks on it. Now, with a clear conscience, we can begin to replace the hard drive.
How to remove a hard drive from a laptop
Step 1. Disconnect the laptop from the power supply and remove the battery.
Step 2 We unscrew the lid covering the compartment with the hard drive on the bottom of the laptop.
Unscrew the lid covering the compartment with the hard drive on the bottom of the laptop
Step 3 We move the hard drive in the direction of the arrow (from the connector).
Slide the hard drive in the direction of the arrow (from the connector)
After the hard drive is disconnected from the connector, you can remove it from the bay.
After the hard drive is disconnected from the connector, you can remove it from the bay
Installing a new HDD on a laptop
Actually, the installation of a new hard drive is performed in the reverse order. The main thing is not to forget to unscrew the metal frame from the old HDD and fasten it to a new one.