Sony VGC-RA716G Replacement Instructions

Sony VGC-RA716G Replacement Instructions
VGC-RA7xx Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process.
9 To avoid electric shock please make sure product is turned off and disconnected from the power
source. Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of your desktop
9 Place your desktop computer on a clean, stable and covered surface to avoid damage to the
computer's case.*
9 Follow the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage prevention instructions:
o Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible.
o Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up.
9 The appearance of the electronic components shown in the illustrations may be different from the
components shipped. This slight difference does not affect the accuracy of these instructions.
* Sony is not responsible for any loss of data associated with your computer or any damage caused by
incorrect handling of the computer under these procedures. The terms of your Sony Limited Warranty
continue to apply.
Side Panel
Step 1. CAUTION!
Disconnect the power cord.
Failure to do so can result in
unit damage or personal
Place your PC on a solid
surface with the left side panel
facing towards you.
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Step 2. To remove the side panel, locate
the release tab and press it down as
shown. Lift up the panel and place it aside.
Step 3. The PC should be with
its inside facing to you. Identify
the location of the hard drive’s
connections as shown: the IDE
cable is [1] and power cable [2].
VGC-RA7xx Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
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Step 4. Proceed to disconnect the IDE cable [1] and power
Step 5. Release the HDD bracket enclosure by pulling the
cable [2] from the hard drive. IMPORTANT! Some force may
be required to initiate the removal of the cables. Take caution
not to damage the cables. Pull with equal force on both sides of
each cable to remove them as shown above.
black handle as shown. Some force may be required to
unlock the handle. Slide the complete HDD bracket
enclosure out of the unit.
Ensure that all 4 holes (2 on
each side) are in alignment
Notice the original position of the
handle and HDD
Step 6. Using the enclosed magnetic screwdriver, remove
the four (4) screws that secure the hard drive into the bracket
enclosure. IMPORTANT! Before proceeding, take note of
original position of the drive inside the bracket. Slide out the
original drive.
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Notice position of the handle
and pin’s orientation
Step 7.
Slide new hard drive inside the bracket
enclosure with all holes in alignment. Reinstall the four
(4) screws previously removed, securing new drive into
the bracket.
Step 9. Reconnect the IDE cable [1] and power cable
Step 8. [A] Reinstall the HDD bracket enclosure being
careful to align the guides. Some force may be required to
slide the HDD bracket enclosure into the unit. [B] Lock the
black handle in place.
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[2] to the hard drive. Reinstall side panel removed in step
2. Connect your PC and continue with the recovery
instructions. Return the old hard drive to Sony following
the included shipping instructions.
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