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How to remove hard drive cover without screws?


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#1 computerfunguy

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:36 AM

Hi  I have a laptop and it needs a new hard drive.  It is a newer hp laptop and it has no screws on the bottom to get into the hard drive compartment, ram etc..    This is the first time i have ever tried to work on a computer with no screws?  How do i reove the hard drive panel to replace the hard drive?  thans



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:45 AM

 Every laptop is made differently.  You need to ask HP.  You can probably find some info in your user guide and on the HP web site - look for a maintenance guide on the web site.  

 

Good luck.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:58 AM

i dont have a user guide.  it is  friend's laptop. usually there are srews to un screww the hard drive comprtment and etc but there are no screws to get into anything.   do i just pry them open?.   



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

If you provide the model number that could be more helpful.



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:06 AM

Many need the key board removed to begin access to the bottom release screws, a diagram is essential!  You may find a tear down for it on youtube.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

 You can download the user guide from the HP web site assuming you know the model no.  Nobody can tell you how to open it without the proper documentation.

 

P.S.  Contrary to what some believe, it won't give you leprosy to read these guides.   :bananas:


Edited by wpgwpg, 21 June 2014 - 11:09 AM.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:08 AM

If it's like some of the other HP models, remove the memory module cover (2 screws). After lifting up the memory module cover, you should see a screw holding the hard drive cover.

 

Edit: I believe the battery has to be removed before you can access the memory module cover.


Edited by JohnC_21, 21 June 2014 - 11:18 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:25 PM

 

I believe the battery has to be removed before you can access the memory module cover.

When ever you open a PC, You should disconnect the power and also remove the battery, Before opening the case. You wouldn't want to say drop a screw and have it fall on some active part, Once its taken apart if you need power use the power lead instead of the battery, In an emergency it is easier to yank the power chord than the battery.


Edited by NickAu1, 21 June 2014 - 06:32 PM.





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