Sony VGN-AX570G Replacement Instructions

Sony VGN-AX570G Replacement Instructions
VGN-AX 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 AC Adaptor is disconnected
from the power source. Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of
your notebook computer.*
9 Place your notebook 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.
Step 1. Prepare the Computer.
CAUTION: Make sure the
computer is turned off, the lid is
closed, and the AC Adapter is
disconnected. Failure to do so can
result in damage to the computer.
Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack.
Locate the release tab as shown in
the picture. With your thumbs, push
the tab in the release direction and
gently lift up the battery pack.
Place the computer upside down on a
protected surface with the front edge
facing you.
P/N 994636500
Rev. B
Step 3. Remove completely the
battery pack from the computer and
set aside.
VGN-AX Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
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Step 4. Using enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, loosen up the three (3)
screws securing the hard drive access
door. Gently remove the access door
at an angle.
Step 5. Identify the hard drive to be
Step 6. Using the enclosed
magnetic screwdriver, remove the
three (3) screws as indicated in the
picture. CAUTION! Be careful not
to drop screws into the unit.
Step 7. With even force slide out the
HDD as shown. Some force may be
required to unlock the HDD from the
Step 8. Gently pull out the original
HDD away from the computer as
Step 9. Hold the new HDD by the
edges and slide it inside the
opening in an angle as shown.
Step 12. Reinstall the Battery Pack.
Reconnect the AC Adapter.
Power on your computer and
continue with the recovery process
by following the instructions
described on the back of the
recovery disk’s case.
Step 10. Align the HDD with the
connector and with even force push in
the new HDD. Reinstall the three (3)
previously removed screws.
P/N 994636500
Rev. B
Step 10. Reinstall the three (3)
screws previously removed.
Return the old HDD Bay to Sony
following the included shipping
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