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#1 PGHinBKK

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:57 PM

Hi! Could anyone post a step-by-step list of procedures to follow when replacing the hard-drive in an Acer (D725) laptop, or even perhaps a 'generic' laptop HD replacement procedure? I have a feeling that the problem I've posted in the Vista thread may be due to a dead HD, and although I've installed a second HD in my desktop, I've never operated on my laptop before, and would feel more comfortable knowing a little about what to look (and look-out) for when replacing the HD. Thanks.
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:16 PM

its fairly similar to that of a desktop, there should be a little panel on the bottom of the laptop that is held in by screws-unscrew these, then the laptop may be held in by a bracket, unscrew the bracket, slide it to one side (away from the connector) and remove. Then, remove the bracket if there is one, determine if it is a SATA or IDE drive (IDE will have one long rectangular connector with lots of little holes, SATA will have two L shapped connectors) Order the drive with the proper connector, and reverse the process. Fairly simple to do in most cases.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:05 PM

Patriot,

Thank you for your prompt reply. It sounds like something I can manage, and I appreciate the info about the different types of connectors . I'll probably be getting a new HD in the next few days. I live in Thailand, and I don't have much faith (for some very concrete reasons) in the technical service here. That's why I wanted to do it myself. Thanks again.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:13 AM

On Bleeping Computer there is a tutorial section which you can have a look at.

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