Hardware Thread, Removing hard drive from a sony vaio in Technical; Hi
I have a sony vaio VGN-n29vn/b laptop, I am trying to remove the hard drive as the screen has ...
5th March 2010, 12:45 PM #1
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Removing hard drive from a sony vaio
I have a sony vaio VGN-n29vn/b laptop, I am trying to remove the hard drive as the screen has broke. So I can retrieve all my work.
Can anybody help?
5th March 2010, 12:51 PM #2
they are usually accessable from the underside, there will probably just be a few screws to undo.
if its a SATA drive you can simly plug it into a pc or if you have a external usb drive caddy it would probably fit in that.
alterative is of course to attach a monitor and boot the machien up and copy off the data that way
5th March 2010, 12:59 PM #3
Not always... My cheap Vaio requires you to remove the entire set of screws from the rear of the case, release the keyboard, release more screws behind the keyboard, remove that and then finally access the hard drive under the top panel.
Originally Posted by k-strider
Takes about 30 minutes and you really need to locate a service document before you even think about it...
5th March 2010, 01:00 PM #4
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I have undone all screws, how do you release the keyboard?
5th March 2010, 01:06 PM #5
On mine there were three tabs in the front that are spring loaded and retain the keyboard. See if yours are the same... You just push them in and gently lever the keyboard up past them and it should come out.
Originally Posted by JEParker
NOTE: There's the usual flat ribbon cable attaching it to the motherboard so don't yank the keyboard out, just lift/pivot gently and look underneath so you can release that cable without damaging it... Oh and make sure you note how it goes in so you can plug it back in properly.
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