Changing HDs on my Laptop

  BigDunc 14:10 01 Jul 2003

I need to change the HD on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300.

Is this something that someone can relatively easily do?
I'm fairly handy with a screwdiver but don't want to end up making a big mistake!!


  Aspman 14:44 01 Jul 2003

Laptops a a bit different. I have do doubt you could change your desktop HD in 5 minutes but probably not your laptop.

It will also really depend on the model. If you are confident and careful it might be worth trying. Some laptops have a keyboard which will lift off to allow access, many don't.

I've always left laptop repairs to specialists, but it is expensive.

  Big Elf 15:03 01 Jul 2003

You need to check the dimensions particularly the height (most if not all these days are 2.5" wide). Also you need to ensure that it runs in the same temperature range of your current drive by checking out the technical specifications of old and new. If you're not confident then I would recommend a computer shop to fit it.

  BigDunc 08:15 02 Jul 2003

Thanks folks
Had this comment from a guy who repairs them , -

"The HD is very easy to install:
Switch off your laptop and unplug the power supply. Then turn laptop over and unscrew a screw above the modem port. You will then be able to take the small cover off. Once you remove this cover there will be one more screw which you will need to remove and then just pull out the HD using the white plastic handle. ? Its that simple. "

Will give it a bash!
Thanks again

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